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No. 38 - An early photo of field workers hauling out grapes with mule wagons before the arrival of the railroad. The workers look mostly Mexican, but there may also be some Blacks. The boxes are labeled "Italian Vineyard Co."
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No. 5975 - Grape pickers bringing grapes to the temporary RR line. Due to the extensiveness of the vineyards, and the sandy soil, a temporary RR line with little gondola cars was used to bring the harvest in to the winery.
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No. 69 - Trough receiving grapes from mule drawn wagon. This was a temporary location west of the boiler room. The horse (mule) and wagon was later eliminated.
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No. 70 - Workers handpicking grapes in the field. Each year 20,000-25,000 tons of grapes were brought in to the winery. Grape pickers were usually of Mexican descent and had their own camp near the vineyards.
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No. 71 - Handpicking of grapes in the field. 20 - 25,000 tons of grapes handpicked by workers of Mexican descent.
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No. 72 - Handpicking of grapes in the field. 20-25,000 tons of grapes handpicked by workers of Mexican descent.
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No. 74 - Mexican worker carrying a box of grapes from the field to the track.
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No. 75 - Looking northward, Cucamonga Peak in the distance. Boxes of freshly picked grapes are waiting to be loaded onto the cars of the small field RR track.
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No. 76 - Shows horse and buggy in the field with a small RR track visible in the foreground. This small, temporarily-laid track was used to receive the grapes from the field. The man in the buggy is the foreman of the vineyard, Mr. Signorio.
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No. 77 - A worker crouched down picking grapes off a vine.
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Nitrate 748 1937 Guasti Grape harvest
Nitrate 748 10-13-1937 Guasti Grape harvest - Photo comes from a collection of original camera negatives collected by the president of a newsreel company.
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1937 Guasti CA grape harvest - NG 688 - harvesting grapes in Guasti on 10-13-1937. Photo came from a collection of original camera negatives collected by the president of a newsreel company.
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Covering Crates of Malaga Grapes in the Field and Loading Motor Truck, Guasti, Calif. from stereoview card by Keystone View Company
Covering Crates of Malaga Grapes in the Field and Loading Motor Truck, Guasti, Calif. from stereoview card by Keystone View Company
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field worker water-men
Nothing is overlooked in the way of comfort for the field workers in the Guasti vineyards, and here, one of the water-men serves a picker with a cooling drink. The arid, sandy land is ideal for grape growing. (10/26/1937)
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It's harvest time in the Guasti fields and the comany trucks make the rounds collecting the grapes for transportation to the crushers. Only 25 percent of the winery workers are Italians, the others are Americans. In the fields the greater percentage of workers are Mexicans. The regular workers live in permanent houses, but the seasonal workers live in tents. (10/26/37)
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The wine-grapes pickers in Pirelli-Minetti's Californian fields are all unionized, as the growers have signed a contract with the union. In the wineries most work on the incentive scale, rather than hourly. It is dirty, unpleasant, hard work - grapes, leaves and all are ripped from the vines and tossed into a hopper feeding the truck which moves down the row. (AP Newsfeatures Photo 1/7/70)
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This image is actually a glass slide for an antique projector called the "Magic Lantern." They are about 4 inches x 3.25 inches in size. In person the images are crisp and clear. This particular slide shows workers picking and packing Malaga grapes.
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