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Image of 2016.004.003 - Packing shed of the California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.003 - Packing shed of the California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

Packing shed of the California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This is a sepia photograph pasted on black cardboard. There are nine workers busy packing flowers into flower boxes. There are calla lillies in white buckets to the left of the photograph and piles of foliage and cellophane bags. From left to right are: Virginia Decia, unidentified worker, Edna Rosetto, unidentified worker, Gerald Brown, Alfred Decia, Fritz, Oscar and Henry Decia (Alred's brother). The wall behind Henry Decia houses the steam room. Accaciz would be picked green and then go into the steam room to force-bloom before pakcing in cellophane bags to be shipped.

Image of 2016.004.001 - Packing house of California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.001 - Packing house of California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This shows the owners and workers posed in front of the entrance to the California Floral Co building at El Camino and 5th Avenue in Redwood City. From left to right sitting on chairs in the front row are: Alma Dalpogetto (secretary), Virginia Decia and Edna Rosetto (Arcongeli) (secretary); standing in the back row, from left to right are: Alfred Decia, Fritz, the unnamed accountant, Gerald Brown and Oscar.

Image of 2016.004.002 - Packing shed of the California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.002 - Packing shed of the California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

Packing shed of the California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This is a sepia photograph. It shows the interior of the packing house. There are nine workers busy packing flowers into flower boxes. There are calla lillies in white buckets to the left of the photograph and piles of foliage and cellophane bags. From left to right are: Virginia Decia, unidentified worker, Edna Rosetto, unidentified worker, Gerald Brown, Alfred Decia, Fritz, Oscar and Henry Decia (Alred's brother). The wall behind Henry Decia houses the steam room. Accaciz would be picked green and then go into the steam room to force-bloom before pakcing in cellophane bags to be shipped.

Image of 2016.004.004 - Packing shed of the California Floral Co., Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.004 - Packing shed of the California Floral Co., Photograph, c. 1935-1945

Packing shed of the California Floral Co., Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This is a sepia photograph of the interior of the packing shed. It is a long open-structure with a wooden floor and wooden support beams in the center. Along the sides of the building are supplies and boxes. On the left wall is a sliding loading door and on the right wall is a white room that looks like it is cold storage for flowers. There are ten workers in the packing shed handling pieces of foliage. In the center there are white buckets with calla lillies, a large pile of foliage and in front of the pile is another pile of foliage or flowers wrapped in cellophane. The photograph is attached to black cardboard. Fr

Image of 2016.004.005 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.005 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This is a faded black and white photograph. It shows six people posing in front of the doors of the California Floral Co. building at El Camino Real and 5th Avenue in Redwood City. Above themsign reads, "Wholesale Shipper" and "California's Best". There are three men and three women. Alfred and Virginia Decia are on the far right and the other four individuals are visitors from the floral industry.

Image of 2016.004.007 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.007 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This is a black and white photograph with ruffled edges of a large field of gladiola flowers off of Woodside Road in Redwood City that California Floral Co. purchased flowers from. In the distance surrounded by the field that looks to be a warehouse. There is a white car parked in front of the building.

Image of 2016.004.008 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, 1940

2016.004.008 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, 1940

California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, 1940. This is a black and white photograph of a delivery truck with three workers posed standing on the truck. The truck is stacked high with large flower boxes ready to go to the airport and is parked in front of the long white California Floral Co. building at El Camino Real and 5th Avenue in Redwood City. Alfred Decia is standing on the far right.

Image of 2016.004.009 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, 1940

2016.004.009 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, 1940

California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, 1940. This is a black and white photograph with ruffled edges of a delivery truck driving down El Camino Real on the way to the airport. The truck is facing away from the camera, and the road is on the left side of the photograph. The truck is stacked high with large flower boxes. Lining the left side of the road is a row of trees. On the right side of the road are telephone poles and a neon sign store with a real estate sign in front of it.

Image of 2016.004.010 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.010 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This is a black and white photograph of a Homer, a driver and packer, standing in the cab of a delivery truck. He is holding a large packing box and behind him stacked in the bed of the truck are more of the packing boxes. The truck is facing the camera and partly underneath a wooden loading dock in the sideyard of the Floral Co.

Image of 2016.004.011 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.011 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This is a black and white photograph of a Homer, a driver and packer, standing in the cab of a delivery truck. He is holding a large packing box and behind him stacked in the bed of the truck are more of the packing boxes. The truck is facing the camera and partly underneath a wooden loading dock in the sideyard of the Floral Co.

Image of 2016.004.012 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.012 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This is a black and white photograph taken across the street from the front of the California Floral Co. building at El Camino Real and 5th Avenue in Redwood City. The building is a long white building. There are six cars parked in front of the building. There are three people in front of the building, one is standing and the other two are leaning or sitting on one of the cars near a telephone pole. There is a Coca-Cola sign to the far right of the photograph.

Image of 2016.004.013 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.013 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This is a black and white photograph that shows workers in three rows, sitting, kneeling and standing on the cab of a delivery truck. Most of the workers are holding large bunches of accacias. There are three women and nine men. The truck is parked on a gravel driveway between two buildings. The building on the left is a large unpainted wooden structure and the building on the left appears to be a residence. There is also another vehicle to the right of the truck. Sitting from left to right in the first row are: Edna Rosetto, Alma Dalpogetto and Virginia Decia. Standing in the middle row from left to right are: Homer, Osc

Image of 2016.004.014 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.014 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This is a black and white photograph. It shows a California Floral Co. delivery truck with the bed stacked high with large packing boxes ready to go to the airport. Alfred Decia is standing on the middle axle and the driver is sitting in the driver's seat. The truck is parked in front of the California Floral Co. building at El Camino Real and 5th Avenue in Redwood City and to the right of the truck is a Coca-Cola sign. The photograph was taken across the street from the truck.

Image of 2016.004.015 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

2016.004.015 - California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945

California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945. This is a black and white photograph with Bart, a packer from the Phillipines who worked for the California Floral Co., holding a large bunch of chrysanthemums in the crooks of each of his arms. The flowers have very large stems (almost half the height of the man). He is facing the camera, standing outside in front of a white building with a broken wooden shipping pallet in the background.