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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

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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