Wish I could figure out which family this is...
Notice the buckets, made out of probably tin or something like that. I am not positive, but I think those buckets may have had some sort of trip that opened them and let the fruit out the bottom. Noticed the little strap that the man has over his shoulder holding that bucket. A long way from the picking harnesses that were used when I was growing up.
Look at the size of those apples!!!!!! Apparently the dog did not wish to sit still for the portrait.
Typical old wooden ladder on the left of the picture in the tree. Unless you have lugged one of those old things around, you have not lived.
Charlott on 14th October 2011 @ 7:09am
This is one of my favorite apple picking photos in the museums collection. I love the fact that even though this was hard work - this family obviously has a sense of humor. I also love the generations represented in this....and the dog:)
Connie on 14th October 2011 @ 8:50am
thinking about this today I have a hunch that this picture might have been taken prior to 1919. That apple tree looks quite healthy and producing such huge apples. In 1919 there was a terrible freeze that killed the majority of the apple trees in the Hood River Valley. it was at that time many of the farmers started converting their orchards over to pears.
Charlott on 14th October 2011 @ 3:46pm
That motley crew can only be the Gehrig clan. Bottom left is Edmund Gehrig, and I believe the two on top are his brothers. I'm gonna go ahead and guess that the other three are part of the Kollas family.
JKG on 15th August 2013 @ 7:00pm