Drying Fruit at Selma California

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Title

Drying Fruit at Selma California

Subject

Farm produce -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Fruits -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Selma (Calif.) -- Photographs.

Description

Drying yard in Selma, California. Note on the card identifies the fruit as peaches. For a time peaches were more lucrative than raisins in Selma to the point Selma declared itself "Home of the Peach". Most peaches were sun-dried because of the lack of refrigeration but with improved rail car refrigeration in 1907 orchards expanded. Libby, McNeill and Libby opened a peach cannery in 1911. Selma's fresh peach peak occurred in 1924 when area growers shipped 2,114 carloads. Years of low peach prices led to the industry's decline and the changing of Selma's signs to "Raisin Capital of the World".

Source

1 Photographic print (1 postcard) :b&w ;9 x 14 cm. or smaller.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1915

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0081

Coverage

ca 1915

Files

frp0081a.jpg

Citation

“Drying Fruit at Selma California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed June 20, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1731.

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