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.

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  • 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: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12 cm x 17 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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