Sepia-toned cabinet-card format photograph showing a group of boys harvesting strawberries near Ashfield, Massachusetts circa 1897. With imprint on reverse reading "A. W. & G. E. Howes, Photographers. Ashfield, Mass.... 1897." Price: $120. ( Inventory# id726 )
Here we have a prototype of that Summer staple, the "Pick Your Own" strawberry farm. Today these sport the same field tents, containing scales to weigh and assess charges for the self-picked berries, as well as pre-picked berries available at a higher price for convenience of the indolent. Farmer green-jeans with apron stands to the left. The boys may be their for their own picking, or perhaps are producing the pre-picked berries he will later market.
CONDITION: Light wear, card corners worn.
Last updated May 8, 2017