|Title||Illustration of Ezra Meeker's hop processing plant, 1883 |
|Caption||Hops are used in flavoring beer. Jacob Meeker began growing hops on his farm near Sumner in 1865, and his son Ezra successfully expanded the business. The crop was grown in many western Washington river valleys until the plants were devastated by an insect infestation in the early 1900s. Eastern Washington is now the state's center for hops growing.|
This illustration shows several buildings at Ezra Meeker's hop processing plant in Puyallup. A wagon (right) carries in boxes of hops. The the wood (foreground) is fed to the furnace (far right) which heats the row of chimneyed kilns where the hops are dried. The illustration is taken from Meeker's 1883 book on hop growing.
|Notes||Full title: Draft and fan-blast hop kilns with movable floors, E. Meeker & Co., Puyallup, Washington Territory.|
Originally published: Meeker, Ezra, 1883. Photographed after 1975 by the Museum of History and Industry.
|Subjects||Agricultural facilities; Brewing industry; Hops; Kilns |
|Personal Names||Meeker, Ezra, 1830-1928 |
|Places||Puyallup (Wash.) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||shs15362 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Historical Society Collection |
|Physical Description||1 negative: safety film, b&w; 3 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from photograph made from copy negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4. |