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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.

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