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Title
Gathering fruit
Creator
Gordon, John C. (photographer)
Date Created and/or Issued
Undated
Contributing Institution
San José State University, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
John C. Gordon Photographic Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Two women on their knees gather fruit, possibly apricots or plums, from the ground. In the era before mechanized tree shakers, growers allowed the fruit to drop onto the softened soil below.
"Once upon a time, growers smoothed and softened the soil beneath the trees and let the prune plums drop before gathering them to take to the dehydrator. This method required three to four 'pickings' to strip an orchard completely of fruit." From: "California Dried Plums and Prunes" : http://www.californiadriedplums.org/AboutDriedPlums/GrowingAndHarvesting/ (accessed 12/01/10).
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
8 x 10 in.
Extent
8 x 10 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/gordon/id/1350
Language
English
Subject
Canneries
Fruit
Fruit pickers
Pails
Women
Canned fruit industry
Source
John C. Gordon Photograph Collection
Relation
Series I, Box 3, Folder: fruit processing

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