Corn Husking Time, St. Albans, ca. 1920

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Corn Husking Time, St. Albans, ca. 1920

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During late summer and early fall of the early 1920's, loads of corn were brought in by horse drawn hay racks and farm wagons and dumped in great heaps under a large shed at the Baxter Brothers Canning Company in St. Albans. Men and women from St. Albans worked husking the corn and could easily make $2 a day at the height of the season.

It was a matter of amusement, for the locals, that some of the corn was puts in cans with an S.S. Pierce can labeled "superior" and other corn was put in cans with a Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company label, though both were the same product.

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  • Title: Corn Husking Time, St. Albans, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Location: St. Albans, Somerset County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10.23 cm x 15.01 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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St. Albans Historical Society
7 Water St, St. Albans, ME 04971
(207) 938-2947

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