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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.

Oxnard Sugar Factory
Exterior view of the buildings at the Oxnard Sugar Factory, showing a railroad track at the bottom right of the image. Smoke is coming out of some of the many smokestacks on the buildings.

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.

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.


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…

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…

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…

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…

Off-Loading Beets at the Oxnard Sugar Factory
Image shows a large wooden structure that looks like a storage area full of beets while three men off-load beets from a truck using a large net. The Oxnard Sugar Factory can be seen in the background.

Off-Loading Beets at the Oxnard Sugar Factory
Image shows beets being off-loaded from a large truck onto a storage area using a large net. There are three men helping move the beets with one man on the far left looking at the camera while the other two look towards the beets with their backs to…

Old Fashioned Bean Threshing
"Old fashioned bean threshing" agricultural scene. A group of men, women, and children stand among threshing equipment. Mountain in the background identified as South Mountain.

Identified individuals include:

(front row): Frank Moore; George…

Orange Picking at Limoneira
Several men climb ladders to harvest oranges in an orchard at Limoneira. Oranges are slid down tubes into crates on the ground. Crates are stacked up in neat rows ready to be carried off. Charles Collins Teague sits in a horse drawn carriage at the…

Picking Oranges at Limoneira
Several men climb ladders to harvest oranges in an orchard at Limoneira. Oranges are slid down tubes into crates on the ground. A man on a horse drawn wagon is in the middle of the scene. To the left of the image there is a load of filled crates on a…

Men Topping Sugar Beets
Group photo of several men standing side by side, topping sugar beets. They stop mid-work to pose for the photo, most of them holding sugar beets and or tools in hand. The men are in the middle of a vast field of sugar beets, a wind row in the far…

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…

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.

View of a Marion topper and loader used in sugar beet harvesting. Machine is in the middle of a field.

Marion Topper Machine
Closeup of the rear of Marion topper machine at work in the middle of a field. It is helping with harvest of sugar beets. A wagon alongside the machine appears to be filled with sugar beets.

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.

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.

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…

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]

Man Turning Drying Apricots
A man flips over apricots drying on trays at Canet's Apricot Ranch in Ventura, Calif. A man can be seen holding the corner of a tray with one hand and a tool in the other hand. Stacks of trays and other men can be seen in the background.


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…
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