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Potato barrels at harvest, Caribou, ca. 1930

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Potato barrels at harvest, Caribou, ca. 1930

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Hardwood potato barrels set out for the potato pickers.

After the potato digger extracted the potatoes from the ground, potato pickers worked through a field gathering the potatoes into baskets then dumping them into barrels.

Pickers were paid by the barrel.

Other Information


  • Title: Potato barrels at harvest, 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
  • 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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