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Title
[Drying prunes at the "Cambell Dryer."]
Creator
Hill, Andrew P., 1853-1922
Date Created and/or Issued
1911
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
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Description
2009-0346
In PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM: **qc917.9471 C6, pg. #23
In: Scenes of Santa Clara Valley
In the middle distance on the right two men are in the process of laying down a thin flat of prunes; a man dressed in a suit and hat appears to be directing the workmen; in front of these men and behind these men are rows and rows of flats of prunes; in the middle distance on the left is a cart loaded with flats; above the cart are rows of flats leading to a series of one-storey buildings at the right.
"Thousands of tons of Prunes are dried in the sun at this "Cambell Dryer." The trays are four-by eight feet in dimentions. On a foggy night - the trays are hurriedly piled up-and spread the following A.M. Three or four days will usually suffice for the drying. The prunes are allowed to thoroughly ripen-are shaken from the trees, picked up, boxed and hauled to the "dryer" and sold by the ton, where they are wash, - graded and "dipped in scalding lye before drying."
Prune industry active in San Jose area in late 1800's, early 1900's. Included various grower's organizations, including Campbell Fruit Growers Union.
Charles W. Coe,
Type
image
Format
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
1 photographic print ; 7 1/4 x 9 3/8 in.
Identifier
VVW-5786
Language
English
Subject
Prunes--California--Santa Clara County
Food drying--California--Santa Clara County
Fruit industry--California--Santa Clara County
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Place
California
Santa Clara County

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