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Prisoner of War Working in Cranberry Marsh

Prisoner of War Working in Cranberry Marsh
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Title: Prisoner of War Working in Cranberry Marsh
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.

Image ID: 85230
City, State: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Bennett, Asa C., 1834-1919 : Cranberry growing and family photographs, 1892-1948
Genre: Photograph
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: Plants
Agricultural laborers
Cranberry industry
Prisoners of War
War work
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Land use, Rural
Pest control
Protective clothing
Fields (Agriculture)

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