• Creator
  • Richard Nicol
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1890
  • Description
  • For nearly thirty years, beginning in the early 1880s, entrepreneurial farmers in King County raised hops to sell to regional breweries. Chinese and Native American laborers picked the annual crop, setting up camp in the fields, and picking the hops into baskets such as this one. A series of blights afflicted the hops fields, and the invasion of the hop louse severely restricted the crop.
  • Format
  • image
    Scanned from slide as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using CONTENTdm's image import
  • Rights
  • All rights reserved.