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Native Americans had harvested cranberries from natural freshwater bogs throughout southeastern New England for centuries and European colonists followed their example. Some farmers began experimenting with transplanted cranberry plants in the early 1800s, but not until the twentieth century did cranberry farming become big business. Cape Cod in particular became a major grower, producing about a half million barrels of berries a year and inspiring the Ocean Spray Company to begin canning and selling cranberry sauce in 1912.


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Harvesting Vine Ripened Cape Cod Cranberries

photographer   Curt Teich and Company, Incorporated
date   1920-1930
location   Cape Cod, Massachusetts
process/materials   half-tone paper print
item type   Photograph/Photograph - Postcard
accession #   #1999.03.0031

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