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Catalog Number 2016.004.003
Title Packing shed of the California Floral Co., Redwood City, Photograph, c. 1935-1945
Photographer Unknown
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Print, Photographic
Category Photographs
Date c. 1935-1945
Description 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.
Studio Unknown
Place Redwood City, CA
Provenance Photograph relating to donor's parent's, Virginia and Alfred Decia, Redwood City wholesale flower shipping business: California Floral Co., c. 1935-1945
Subjects Floral
Florist shops
Nurseries (Horticulture)
Redwood City
Search Terms Floral Industry
Flower growing
Flower Industry
Redwood City