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September 1942. Canfield, Ohio. "Mrs. Frank Rogers looking at a tray of blanched pencil pod beans on the dryer on top of a coal and wood range. The beans will dehydrate in the dryer." Also a tin tray of plums waiting to turn into prunes. Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.