Vintage landscape: berry season

Fruit jars on fence, 1938, Dorothea Lange, Library of Congress/enclos*ure

“Fruit jars being sterilized on old lady Graham’s back fence in berry season. Near Conway, Arkansas,” June 1938, by Dorothea Lange, via Library of Congress Print and Photographs Division.

We just gather and can peas, beans, berries, and sausage when we butcher the hogs in the winter. We put up seventy-five quarts of berries, sixty of beans, sixty of kraut, thirty of grapes and twenty of peaches. I swapped two bushels of grapes and got two bushels of peaches and I swapped one bushel of grapes for one bushel of apples.

— Mrs. Graham (?), Library of Congress online catalogue