- Item 22593 - Potato harvester, Mapleton, ca. 1940
- Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society
- Item 22593
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This picture shows how a potato harvester lays out potatoes. ready to be picked. This is a one-row harvester. During the 1940s and 1950s, two-row harvesters became more popular.Show Details
The potatoes were hand picked into baskets and dumped into barrels. Full barrels were then transported and emptied into a potato storage house. A few barrels can be seen in the photo.
This photograph was taken on the David Merritt farm on the Pease Road in Mapleton.