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The Herald Advocate
Hardee County Historical Edition
01 July 1976

"Orange picking was a family affair in 1900"


"Orange picking was a family affair in 1900"
This picture of a group of orange pickers, their wives and children was taken about 1900. Note the wicker picker bags which were replaced later with canvas bags. Today (1976) few pickers use bags. They prefer to drop or shake the fruit to the ground and pick it up in buckets. The photo was furnished courtesy of Mrs. Corinne Duncan Durrance of Castalia community, and the only one she could identify was her father, Joe Duncan, fourth from left."

Courtesy of Jo Carlson

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