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Artifacts - - 1950s - - Bean hamper.
Artifacts - - 1950s - - Bean hamper.
TitleArtifacts - - 1950s - - Bean hamper.
Date1950s
Description1 bean hamper: wood, metal; 52 cm.
NotesThe wooden bean hamper was a standard receptacle for the harvesting, transportation and selling of green beans in Broward County (as well as elsewhere). Unlike the rectangular-shaped crates used for other winter vegetables, such as peppers, squash and cucumbers, the bean hamper was cylindrical with a wider mouth than base. Although bean hampers could vary in size, the standard volume was a bushel. Farmers transported the bean hampers from the fields to market for sale. The standard sized hampers allowed those buying (usually brokers) the beans to rapidly calculate the size of their purchase. Filled in the fields, the hampers of beans were loaded on trains and transported to their final destination. Usually a grocery store clerk in northern cities such as New York, Detroit or Chicago removed the beans from the hampers for sale to their customers.
SubjectHampers - - Specimens.
FormatArtifacts
SourceCourtesy of the Pompano Beach Historical Society
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