15 February 2013

Carbon Canyon Historical Artifact #31: La Vida Lime 'N Lemon Mineral Water Label

This is another interesting item related to the La Vida Mineral Springs, a resort which operated on the Brea side of Carbon Canyon for decades and included a commercial mineral water business for many years.

While several examples of La Vida mineral water bottles have been featured on this blog over its lifespan, this item is very different and appears to be quite rare.

It is made out of a very thin sheet of metal and is fourteen inches long and three-quarters of an inch tall.  At the rounded edges are two small holes about the size of what would be a finishing nail.  Not quite half way across there is a distinct bend in the item.

Very likely this is a label that might have been tacked on to a wooden crate or a display shelf.  Perhaps someone out there will see this and know exactly what it is and what it was used for.  If so, please leave a comment!

There will be more La Vida material coming soon to continue this series of historical Carbon Canyon artifacts!

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