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Catalog Number 2015.001.01367.1
Title Flower Shipment From Australia at SFO, 1960
Photographer Pearl, Norton
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Negative
Category Photograph
Date October 1960
Description Flower Shipment From Australia at SFO, 1960. Black and white negative of an orchid shipment from Austrialia arriving at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The image shows a woman holding open a large box filled with orchids. The woman sits on a pallet that is stacked high with more boxes of orchids. The boxes read "FROM... G. Mitchell / KOGARAH / N.S.W. AUSTRALIA." The pallet is being raised in the air by a forklift that is partially obscured by the boxes of orchids. In the background is an Airborne Freight truck. Part of a series.
Studio Norton Pearl Photography
Place Unicorporated San Mateo County, CA
Subjects Cargo
Flowers
Orchids
Publicity photographs
Trucks
Search Terms Airborne Freight Corporation
Orchid Industry
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Copyright Norton Pearl Photography / San Mateo County Historical Association