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dc.creatorSchlueter, Frank J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-07T15:41:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-07T15:41:36Z
dc.date.issued 1910-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Schlueter, Frank J.. "Man in fig orchard." (1910) Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Research Center: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/36546.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/36546
dc.description Man standing in a fig orchard.
dc.description.abstract Figs first appeared as a horticultural crop in the 1900 census. The industry expanded until 1920, when it slumped, but by 1930 the fig census showed more than a million trees-ten times the number reported in 1900. Galveston and Brazoria were the top fig-producing counties from 1900 to 1930. Other counties producing large amounts were Harris, Matagorda, Jefferson, and Orange. Texas produced about a thousand tons of figs annually during the late 1940s, when the annual value was over $75,000. Most fig production occurred in the area south and southwest of Houston. The Magnolia fig was grown for canning and the Texas everbearing for the fresh market. Considerable commercial production took place in the Gulf Coast area, with emphasis on preserving. Total 1964 production from the 57,466 fig trees located on 2,805 farms was more than a million pounds. Production numbers for the 1990s were unavailable. (From the Handbook of Texas Online)
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Research Center
dc.rights This material is in the public domain and may be freely used.
dc.title Man in fig orchard
dc.digitization.specifications 8X10 photo rotated, cropped and converted to JPEG using Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0. Conversion done by PED of MoH on 3/9/2007.
dc.date.digital 2006-09-11
dc.date.original 1910-1929?
dc.source.collection Forms part of the Frank J. Schlueter/Bank of the Southwest Collection at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.
dc.identifier.digital USHMRCMSS0100-327
dc.type.genre photographs
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dcterms.accessRights public domain


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