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A carload of grapes from California. c. 1909


This fantastical postcard is a photomechanical print from just over a century ago.  From the summary, “Postcard shows montage of farm workers in a vineyard standing inside a horse-drawn cart as a rail car marked “S.P.R.R. 81424″ rolls past carrying a gigantic bunch of grapes.”  There is in fact a whole series of these “carload” post cards revealing giant strawberries, onions, celery, corn, fish, etc.  Perhaps things were bigger in California way before they were in Texas.

A carload of grapes from California. Mitchell, Edward H. c. 1909.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. [1]

A carload of grapes from California. Mitchell, Edward H. c. 1909. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. [1]


[1] A carload of grapes from California. Mitchell, Edward H. c. 1909. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. URL: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2013645885/

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