Printed on a rich forest green background, the official National Conference t-shirt features a unique AHS “orange crate label” from the cover of the Conference program book, and the Conference logo on the left front.

Pre-order your t-shirt and pick it up at the Conference for only $20. T-shirts will not be shipped, but you may have someone pick it up on your behalf if you are not attending. Quantities are limited, so reserve yours today!

About the art . . .

Citrus box labels, depicting images of California scenery and everything from lions and tigers to horses and buggies, were believed to have been introduced to the packing industry in Riverside in 1886. Wood block press images, which originally had only one or two colors, were gradually replaced by lithographs affixed to the wooden crates that carried citrus crops to market. The industry was so big in the Redlands area that freezing temperatures in 1913 not only froze the crop and destroyed trees, it crippled the economy.  It was bad enough that the University of Redlands almost closed. The university was only four years old and most of its money came from pledges by orange growers. AHS salutes its host venue and community with this tribute to the golden age of oranges.