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Nulaidies: 1942

Nulaidies: 1942

January 1942. "Petaluma, Sonoma County, California. Packing eggs into cartons." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Egg Carton a Canadian Invention

In 1911 Joseph Coyle, a newspaper editor in Smithers, British Columbia invented the egg carton. Crack open this link for the full story.

Likely some double yolkers there

Those Large Specials look like really big eggs. Nothing in the large category is that size anymore. Today's jumbos might match them.

Germs

No gloves, no hair nets. People were tougher back then. I guess they had to be, riddled with food-borne diseases as they were.

To be on the safe side

Better walk on eggshells with those two.

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