George E. Hyde & Co. Canning Operations, 1915-1921

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The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000

George E. Hyde & Co. Canning Operations, 1915-1921

BANC PIC 1982.069--ALB

The Bancroft Library

University of California

Berkeley, California 1997
Finding aid and digital representations of archival materials funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Processed and encoded by:
    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    October 1996
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California

Collection Summary

Collection Title: George E. Hyde & Co. Canning Operations,
Date: 1915-1921
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1982.069--ALB
Creator: George E. Hyde & Co.
Extent: 17 photographic prints and 11 printed product labels in 1 album; 21 x 30 cm. 28 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is available for use.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George E. Hyde & Co. canning operations, BANC PIC 1982.069--ALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1982

Scope and Content

The album contains 17 photographic prints taken of the George E. Hyde & Co. canning operations between 1915 and 1921. The album includes a panoramic view of the George E. Hyde & Co. works, with various buildings labeled. Other views show interiors of the cannery (with men and women at work) children at the day care center, peach-processing equipment, canning machinery, cans on the assembly line, box-making operations, labeling, the warehouse, fruit-cutting room, and related views. Also included are samples of labels for canned apricots, peaches, pears, and other fruits (some under the Sunnyside brand name.) The photographs are stamped with the company name and the album pages (as well as some of the photographs) bear handwritten captions that suggest an employee (perhaps Mr. Hyde himself?) assembled the album.


:2 1st. Cannery, 1915


:3 Nursery, 1921


:4 Office & Whse. [warehouse] #1


:5 Dunkley Peach Peeler and Washer, 1919


:6 1920, Battery of Closing Mchs. [machines]


:7 1920, Canning Tables


:8 1st Car Packed, 1895


:9 Canning Tables, 1920


:11 Syruping Machines, 1920


:12 Standard


:13 Canning Tables, 1920


:14 Choice Grade all fruits, and stamped Sunnyside in all prune boxes 25#


:15 Gravity Conveyors, 1920


:16 [Sunnyside Brand Sliced Yellow Cling Peaches label]


:17 Warehouse No. 2, 1920


:18 Prunes in Syrup


:19 Box Making, 1920


:20 Second Standards Brite-sun (Forieng)


:21 Labeling, 1920


:22 Water Fruits


:23 Stacks - Warehouse No. 2


:24 [Hydeson Brand Fruit Salad label]


:25 Cutting Room, 1920


:26 [GEH Brand Fruit Salad label]


:27 1920, Exhausting with Steam


:28 [Sunnyside Brand Fruit Salad label]