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Guide to the Covina Citrus Industry Photographs
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This collection contains images which document the workers and working environments in Covina and the Covina area from the 1880's through the 1950's. Most of the images 1-115 show life in the orange groves and packing houses through the 1940's. Images 116-138 are of orange crate labels from Covina packing houses. Most Images 139 through 161 are of families, houses and everyday life, though there a few more of orange groves. Images 162-200 are of pictures taken on May 25, 2006 in the last remaining citrus grove in Covina. These pictures include images of tools and equipment used to cultivate and pick lemons.
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Items ccov_006, 011, 012, 048, 067, 069, 072 are copyright Powell Camera Shop. Items 139-160 are copyright Covina Valley Historical Society. Items 162-200 are copyright Covina Public Library.
Collection open for research. For items ccov_001-100 and 161, photographs are kept at Covina Public Library. For items ccov_101-116, originals are kept at Covina Valley Historical Society museum. For items ccov_117-138, originals are in a private collection. For items ccov_139-160, originals are kept at Powell Camera Shop. Items ccov_162-200 are "born digital" photos, available from the California Digital Library.