A first I thought this print was from the same negative as this one, but careful inspection shows the man cranking his truck has bent over more, and one of the horses has raised its head a little. The images must have been shot within the same minute, perhaps the photographer was testing his exposure. Neither is perfect, but I think the tone and detail of this one is preferable.
I won't repeat all the research into the location of the factory which was in the earlier post. You can make out all the bins of culls along the street. In the distance are stacked slats of wood, probably rejects from the box factory which can be burned to help make the vinegar. I'm sure there is an economic reason why we don't see vinegar factories in every valley with heavy fruit production. Can someone fill us in?
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Would that not create quite a smell and a plethora of fruit flies, not to mention ground level critters? Guess it would just add protein to the vinegar.
nels on 18th May 2021 @ 11:02am
Can anyone date this photo from the vehicles? I am wondering if this may have been fall of 1916 when they had a huge bumper crop of apples and early freeze. There had to have been plenty of wastage that year resulting in a bumper crop of vinegar. See Image # 2472.
kmb on 18th May 2021 @ 1:17pm
kmb, the truck does fit into the 1914 to 1917 era.
Dale Nicol on 19th May 2021 @ 7:05am
reminds me of the time we were shooting rats in the fruit dumps on the old highway 30 in the 50s....the vodka plant stored their "raw" product on the old highway. most had 22s but a good friend brought his shotgun....yes added protein.
Arlen L Sheldrake on 19th May 2021 @ 3:03pm