Men Loading Fruit Boxes onto Horse-Drawn Wagons, circa 1905

Summary

California farmers grew a lot of fruit. Beginning in the 1890s, the Earl Fruit Company's refrigerated railroad cars transported the produce to hungry consumers back east. But first the fruit needed to be packed for shipping at plants like this one in Redlands, a citrus town in southern California. Workers are loading boxes of oranges onto a horse-drawn wagon.

California farmers grew a lot of fruit. Beginning in the 1890s, the Earl Fruit Company's refrigerated railroad cars transported the produce to hungry consumers back east. But first the fruit needed to be packed for shipping at plants like this one in Redlands, a citrus town in southern California. Workers are loading boxes of oranges onto a horse-drawn wagon.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1905

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.DPC.08123

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.563 in

Width: 8 in

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