Capitol Promotes Commerce

Tea box label that reads capitol store choicest natural leaf young hyson japan tea imported by F. L. H. Weber, Sacramento, California, one pound. The label has a sketch of the California state capitol in blue. the lettering is green, blue, and red. this trademark is rectangular in shape.

It took nearly 14 years, but construction of the California State Capitol building was completed in Sacramento in 1874. Many California businesses used the word "Capitol" and images of the beautiful neoclassical building in their trademarks. For obvious reasons, businesses in the Sacramento area particularly favored using trademarks featuring the Capitol.