Here's another good picture of the apple harvest at A.I. Mason's Liberty Home Orchard in Pine Grove. From the series of photos in the album I can see they initially pick into the buckets, then transfer to the crates, then the apples are individually wrapped in paper before being sealed in boxes for shipping.
How many people do you count working on that one tree?
nels on 8th September 2021 @ 9:39am
Even the dog gets in on the picking.
L.E. on 8th September 2021 @ 10:03am
… ? …. Add one dog .. and a youth up high ..
Tom on 8th September 2021 @ 10:04am
I count 16 humans and one canine.
ArthurB on 8th September 2021 @ 11:34am
Do you think this is an actual group of workers or a social gathering posing and having fun picking apples? Are the women dressed in the same manner in the later pictures you mention?
cg on 8th September 2021 @ 3:08pm
Here is more information about Albert I Mason from History of Early Pioneer Families of HR, Oregon:
cg on 8th September 2021 @ 3:19pm
I think this is the actual apple harvest, though they may be holding still for the camera. I believe friends and neighbors would lend a hand when a particular orchard was ready for harvest, so these may not all be "professional" pickers.
ArthurB on 8th September 2021 @ 6:27pm
I think there's two dogs. Looks like it might be a corgi on the ladder on the right, below the guy in the white shirt.
Marilyn on 8th September 2021 @ 6:54pm
It is like a "Where's Waldo?" picture.
kmb on 8th September 2021 @ 10:14pm
In this photo... http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=925 Steve r says there are 18 people and one dog.
And this photo http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=388 shows what the ground looked like before this tree was planted. A lot of hard work involved.
L.E. on 9th September 2021 @ 1:42pm
Funny-- those are not actually the same photos. Tiny differences between this one and #925.
Steve R was always better at the "I spy" game than I was, even though I have the original scans to inspect.
ArthurB on 9th September 2021 @ 2:25pm