Prisoner of War Working in Cranberry Marsh
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German Prisoner of War stationed in Wisconsin Rapids working on the A.E. Bennett and Sons Cranberry Marsh. He is spraying the cranberry crop with either an herbicide or pesticide and is wearing a mask to protect his face. The POW is wearing a prisoner's uniform with the letters "P.W." on the back of his shirt.
Image ID: 85230
Creation Date: 1945
Creator Name: Unknown
City: Wisconsin Rapids
Collection Name: Cranberry growing and family photographs, 1892-1948
Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number: PH 825
Original Dimensions: 4 x 3 inches
Many of the cranberry marshes in the Wisconsin Rapids area received the help of prisoners of war labor in 1945. According to the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, the POW's provided a great answer to the labor shortage in the area.
Clothing and dress
Land use, Rural
Military art and science
Prisoners of War
World War, 1939-1945
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