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Agricultural Group Photo
Outdoor panorama, gray toned photograph of agricultural land, workers, horses, wagons, sacks, tractors, pulley belt thresher in the scene. There is an open car with some men on left of photo and there are some houses in the background just off of the…

Agricultural production of dried apricots.

Agricultural production of dried apricots.

Apricot Drying Yard
View of the drying yards at Canet's Apricot Ranch. Trays of apricots are lined up in the sun in foreground. Stacks of trays and buildings can be seen in the background. Agriculture workers can be seen at various tasks.

Museum records indicate the…

Apricot Harvest at Elliot Hendry Ranch
View of two boys scraping dried apricots from a wood frame into fruit crates. Boy on left has face obscured by a shadow. A stack of empty frames is behind the boys. More frames containing drying apricots are visible on the ground around the boys.

Men, women, and children gather for a group photo under an apricot pitting shed during a day of work. A row of young boys is sitting in the front row.

Apricot Pitting Crew, A. Everett Ranch
Group photo, apricot harvesting crew at A. Everett Ranch, Moorpark. Most are women and children.
[Original panorama (46 x 6 in) also shows bicycles, horses, wagons, and an automobile.]

Apricot processing facilities.

Barley Machine at Broome Ranche
A barley machine is pulled by two large horses. Two men stand in the machine and two other men are in the background. Library records state "J. F. Lewis", but it is unclear if he is one of the men.

Bean Threshing on Deidrick Ranch
Panorama of a bean threshing outfit on Deidrick Ranch. A group of workers stand in the center of the shot and face the camera. The bean threshing machine is behind them.

Beet Sheds at American Beet Sugar Company
Beets being loaded into beet sheds at the American Beet Sugar Factory in Oxnard. A child looks on at the group of men working There are several sheds and pulleys on overhead rafters over the sheds.

Beet Storage and Freight Cars at Oxnard Sugar Factory
Large wooden structure that looks like a storage area for beets is next to a railway track with freight cars. Three men can be seen working at the storage area. The first freight car looks to not be full but the second car is full to the top with…

Canet Apricot Drying Camp
Group photo of eight men at work drying apricots on Canet Ranch on "The Avenue" in Ventura. The Avenue refers to Ventura Ave. Five men sit in front of a shed, while stand near apricot drying trays. Some trays are stacked and others are laid out for…

Farmer Plowing Behind Mule Team
View from behind of a farmer plowing behind a mule team. There are possibly 8 mules. On one side of the plow and team there is plowed earth and on the other there is vegetation or crops.

Fifty Tons of Apricots Drying, N.B. Smith Ranch postcard
Closeup view of trays upon trays of apricots drying on the ground at N.B. Smith Ranch in Ventura, Calif. Buildings and an orchard in the background. In the far distance are mountains.
[Brakey, J.R., Ventura, Cal. (C.T. American Art), A-67989]

Freight Car At Oxnard Sugar Factory
Image of a freight car tilted to its right side over what looks like a container. There are two men leaning over the left side of the car looking at the camera. At the back of the car there looks to be a spading fork or other agricultural tool. Trees…

Freight Cars Full of Beets at Oxnard Sugar Factory
Image shows a freight train full of beets possibly arriving to the Oxnard Sugar Beet Factory. A large plume of smoke can be seen from the engine. Rails seem to be on a short, lifted track. Another freight train can be seen to the right. In the…

Freight Cars Off-Load Beets at Oxnard Sugar Factory
Freight cars full of beets are being off-loaded into a large container, with the first car emptying its load. They look to be dropping out of the bottom of the car into the container with a cloud of dirt rising up. Trees and utility poles can be seen…

Freight Cars Off-Load Beets at Oxnard Sugar Factory
Image shows freight cars at the Oxnard Sugar Factory. The first car seems to be empty while the second car is off-loading beets into a large container. There is a person standing to the right of the tracks on top of or near the container that looks…

Fruit Drying on Robinson Ranch
Seven men are seen working around an agricultural structure on Robinson Ranch. They are engaged in the process of fruit drying. Two men stand on either side of a table. Others are working in the distance.

Gill Brothers Lima Bean Threshing Outfit
Panorama shot of the Gill Brothers lima bean threshing outfit in Camarillo, California. Several farm workers stand in the forefront looking at the camera. Threshing equipment and horse-drawn carts are in the background.

Group Photo on Frank Petit Ranch
Oval portrait showing three men working on a field with a threshing machine on the Frank Petit Ranch, possibly lima beans. Horses and agricultural equipment in the scene.

Harvesting Scene, Combined Header and Thresher postcard
A harvesting scene reading "Harvesting Scene, Combined Header and Thresher" across the top of postcard shows several men on the equipment being pulled by a team of horses and/or mules that number approximately 30.
[Mitchell, Edward H., San…

Lima Bean Threshing Group Photo
Panoramic view of lima bean fields, field workers, mountains in background. "James F. Fulkerson's Lima Bean Threshing outfit, operating near Camarillo, Ventura County, CA. Largest lima bean fields in the world."

Limoneira Ranch Packing House postcard
View of the packing house on the Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula. Shows the packing house with unpaved road outside. Several palm trees are visible, growing on one side of the building. An early automobile is parked next to the building.

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