Friday, August 10, 2012

Berry Pickers



Today's picture features Eskimo Berry Pickers. The picture was taken near Nome, Alaska in the early 1900's. I would imagine berries would be a welcome addition to a diet of mostly protein and meat.

5 comments:

  1. It appears that the woman on the left had a very good day, both of her buckets are full to the top.
    I wonder if they are like me, "two berries for the bucket, one berry for me, two berries for the bucket, one berry for me".
    I remember my kids picking, and it went like this "one berry for the bucket and two berries for them"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wonder if they had to keep a sharp eye out for bears while picking, because bears really like berries also, and for a snack they also like humans.

      Delete
  2. Our dog used to eat all the berries off our bushes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There was a cat from across the alley that use to come over and eat all my strawberries and some of my raspberies.

      Delete