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Prisoner of War Working in Cranberry Marsh

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DESCRIPTION

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.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 85230

Creation Date: 1945 

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Wisconsin Rapids

County: Wood

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Bennett, Asa C., 1834-1919 : Cranberry growing and family photographs, 1892-1948

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 825

Original Dimensions: 4 x 3 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

SUBJECTS

Agricultural laborers

Agriculture

Botany

Clothing and dress

Cranberries

Cranberry industry

Fields (Agriculture)

Hats

Land use

Land use, Rural

Men

Military art and science

Outdoor photography

Persons

Pest control

Plants

Prisoners of War

Protective clothing

Uniforms

War work

Water

Work

World War, 1939-1945

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