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Caption: "An early experimental production line for cutting (halving) fresh apricots, and then blanching them in a steam box. The mechanical tray stacker beyond the blancher holds the trays of hot fruit for immediate dehydrating. The military was seeking a "steam-blanched unsulphured" apricot. Unfortunately, it was unacceptably tart." Note: There are two identical images. Both are assigned with the same object ID number. One of the image has a stamp on reverse: "Received, Mar 29 1944, Regional Rating & Issuances, San Francisco, Calif." "WEBBS, Commercial Photographers, 66 So. First Street, San Jose, Calif." Identified: Brown, Ann Gummell LEW WINKLER - feeding trays JOE BAYLESS - feeding whole apricots TINA HARTELL - forelady, strip on cap MARGARET WINKLER - left BETTY SIMPSON - right (Tina Hartell's sister ADA SNIVLEY - Left) (others too far off to identify)
Black & White, Gelatin Silver Print
Fruit--Drying (LCSH) Machinery Fruit industry Cupertino (Calif.) Warehouses Nineteen forties (LCSH) Employees Brown, Ann Gummell Winkler, Lew Bayless, Joe Hartell, Tina Winkler, Margaret Simpson, Betty Snivley, Ada