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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.
About This Item
- Title: Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930
- Creator: George Whitneck
- Creation Date: circa 1930
- Subject Date: circa 1930
- Location: Caribou, Aroostook County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12 cm x 17 cm
- Collection: Whitneck Collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Agricultural laborers
- Potato growers
- Agricultural machinery & implements
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30 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736
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