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Winery Workers

winery workers

No. 31 - This shows the men at the Italian Vineyard Company that are working in front of the cooper shop. Now the cooper shop was run by a Mr. Danzo who is in the center of the picture here. The rest of the men here are just Italian men that Mr. Guasti invited to come over to the United States and work in the winery.

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winery workers

No. 36 - Interior view of the cooper shop showing several workers, tools, and implements used in making barrels. On the left is a workman ready to put on the barrel head. Next he would put on the hoops, and machine drive the hoops onto the barrel. Another man is seen working on a croze machine.

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winery workers

No. 37 - Workers standing in front of the fortifying room. Most are Italians Mr. Guasti invited to come to the United States and work for him.

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winery workers

Interior view of the cooper shop and cooper machinery. The cooper shop was the only floor in the winery that had a wooden floor since a cement floor would have had too great a jarring effect on the men's hands as they used the heavy cooper hammer. Also visible are the many line shafts that drove the cooper machinery.

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winery workers

The first phase of a journey to the consumer. A keg of table wine, having finished its long ageing process, is carried out of a vine-covered winery at Guasti, California, for delivery by truck to Los Angeles markets, about 40 miles west.

Wine Institute negative #919

San Bernardino Valley June, 1942.

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winery workers

This image and the next one are actually glass slides for an antique projector called the "Magic Lantern." They are 4 inches x 3.25 inches in size. In person the images are crisp and clear. This particular slide shows workers loading refrigerator cars with grapes for eastern markets.

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