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999 Bottles of Berries: 1941

999 Bottles of Berries: 1941

October 1941. "Canned goods made by Doc and Julia Miller, FSA client family with 1,000 jars of fruit, vegetables, etc. they have put up for the winter. Near White Plains, Greene County, Georgia." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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4C: County Canning Clubs Contest

And the winner is ...?
Wife Preserver: 1939
War Garden Girls: 1918
Farm-to-Table: 1939
Jars of Plenty: 1939
Pantry Pride: 1941.

Did you know that the Georgia 4-H was founded in 1904 by G.C. Adams in Newton County, Georgia, United States, as the

"Girls Canning, and Boys Corn Clubs"?

Third of a jar

When I saw this caption, I couldn't help doing math:

--> 9 months until next season's vegetables (October to July)
--> 9 x 30 days = 270 days
--> 1000 jars / 270 days = 3.7 jars, or almost 4 jars a day

That seemed like a lot, but then I saw her family of ten in the next photo. She may not have enough.

Miller Family 1940 census

From youngest to oldest: Anderson, 1; Emma, 4; Lucy, 7; Johnnie, 11; Oliver and Selina, both 13; Weyman, 16; Cora, 18; William, 20. Parents Julia, 35, and Dock, 39. The census lists highest school year completed: Julia has the most, with three years of high school; then Cora, who finished the seventh grade.

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