- Item 18029 - Loading Potato Barrels, Presque Isle, 1976
- Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society
- Item 18029
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A photograph showing how full barrels of potatoes are loaded onto a truck during potato harvest. The man on right runs the battery powered hoist while the other man is ready to place the barrel onto the truck. This truck can carry 40 barrels.Show Details
The box on the right holds tickets that are deposited on the barrels by the potato pickers, who can be seen in the background. Notice the ticket on the rim of the barrel. Workers on back of the truck are from left, Steven Giberson and Myron Nickerson.
Also in the background is a tractor hauling a digger, which removes potatoes from the row and lays them on the ground, ready to be picked.