Vintage posters for Sicilian citrus fruits

Poster agrumi siciliani

The industry revolving around citrus fruit – from growing trees to international exportation – was the crown jewel of Sicily’s most modern and dynamic economy between the 19th and 20th century. Oranges and lemons were the most popular symbols of Sicilian culture and tradition in the world: they became almost a trademark of the region.

We already wrote about the perforated paper models used to stamp the wooden boxes shipped out of the island, here.

Now we bring you a selection of beautiful vintage advertisement posters.

Photos via: “From Palermo to America. L’iconografia commerciale dei limoni di Sicilia”, Sellerio, Palermo 2007

August 29, 2014

Vintage posters for Sicilian citrus fruits