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The one row Hoover Paddle Digger has paddles on the wheels. The turning of the wheels on the digger powers the digging mechanism. Note also the potato baskets and potato barrels.
In 1922 Olof O. Nylander assembled a display of photographs, maps and charts of the Maine Swedish Colony which he displayed at the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of Gothenburg, Sweden. The series of display cards, or samlats, each featured several photographs of homes, businesses and community members from New Sweden, Woodland, Perham and Caribou.
This photograph is from samlat 13.
About This Item
- Title: Hoover paddle digger, Woodland, ca. 1922
- Creation Date: circa 1922
- Subject Date: circa 1922
- Town: Woodland
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 8 cm x 10 cm
- Local Code: NYW80.13.17
- Collection: Nylander samlat
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Swedish Americans--Maine
- Potato growers--Maine--Woodland
- Agricultural machinery & equipment
- Hoover potato digger
- Maine Swedish Colony
- Olof O. Nylander
- potato basket
- samlat 13
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mailing address: 25 High St, street address: 657 Main St, Caribou, ME 04736
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