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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

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After the potato digger extracted the potatoes from the ground, potato pickers gather the crop into baskets, then dump them into barrels.

A picker is paid by the barrel. Pickers place a numbered ticket on each of their barrels for identification. At the end of the day, pickers' tickets are counted and they are paid accordingly.

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  • Title: Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930
  • Creator: Whitneck, George
  • Creation Date: circa 1930
  • Subject Date: circa 1930
  • Town: Caribou
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 12 x 17
  • Collection: Whitneck Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Caribou Public Library
30 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736
(207) 493-4214
http://www.caribou-public.lib.me.us

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