Spraying Apples with a Hand-pumped Sprayer - 1891


Spraying Apples with a Hand-pumped Sprayer

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This unusual photo of early fruit-tree spraying is identified as being near Parkdale, Oregon, to the north of Mt. Hood. The man on the wagon is David P. Adamson, who in 1891 had just graduated from Oregon Agricultural College.

Perhaps his work with chemicals as shown here helped prepare him for his later career as a druggist in Prineville. See detail view 1 for a closer view of the hand pump he used to provide pressure for the two men with spraying wands.

Detail view 2 shows the tank used for mixing the spraying solution, perhaps copper carbonate, used for treating apple scab at that time.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1243
Photographer Unknown
Location Parkdale, Hood River County
Subject Farming and Ranching, Horses, Mules and Oxen
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.4 x 7.5 inches
Photographer's Number No