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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Office of Information, Photography Division in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Lettuce,
  • Packing,
  • Cooling,
  • Pictorial works

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesPhoto series -- no. 25, Photo series (United States. Department of Agriculture) -- no. 25.
ContributionsUnited States. Department of Agriculture. Office of Information, United States. Agricultural Marketing Service
The Physical Object
Pagination[4] pages :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25673204M
OCLC/WorldCa226966731

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