|Title||Women working at the Kirkland Cooperative Cannery, Kirkland, July 13, 1939 |
|Caption||In 1939, during the Great Depression, Washington State operated four cooperative canneries, all funded by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). Canneries at Kirkland and Kent served families from as far as away Everett and Tacoma. Any family with an income of less than $100 a month could bring fruit, vegetables and meat to the cannery to preserve them for the winter. The cannery kept one third of the canned fruits and vegetables and sent them to state and county hospitals and prisons.|
In this July 1939 photo, women prepare tomatoes, cherries, green beans and other produce under the supervision of staff members at the Kirkland Cooperative Cannery. In 1938, the Kirkland cannery produced 400, 000 cans of fruits, vegetables and meat products and assisted 10, 030 families and 16 organizations. The Kirkland cannery closed in 2001.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Co-op food mill Kirkland?|
Handwritten on sleeve: KIRKLAND, Wash., Co-op cannery.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): July 16, 1939.
Food industry--Washington (State)--Kirkland
Public service employment
United States. Works Progress Administration
United States. Works Progress Administration;
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Kirkland |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.4890.2 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |