Isleworth Grove Citrus Display at the New York World's Fair

Dublin Core

Title

Isleworth Grove Citrus Display at the New York World's Fair

Alternative Title

Isleworth Citrus Display

Subject

Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Expositions
Fairs
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)
Citrus fruit industry--Florida
Citrus--Florida
New York (City)
Windermere (Fla.)

Description

Isleworth Valencia oranges displayed at the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair during Florida Days on September 7-8, 1940. The fair was held at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940 The fruit was shipped from Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida, on May 8, 1940.

Chase & Company was established by Joshua Chase and his brother Sydney in 1884. The company sold insurance and later invested in storage facilities and fertilizer sales. Chase & Company was known mainly for its agricultural interests and maintained a series of citrus groves throughout Central Florida. The company was based out of Sanford and became one of the city's largest employers into the early twentieth century. By 1886, the Chase brothers purchased several citrus groves to expand their business, including Isleworth Grove. Isleworth Grove covered a total of 1,300 acres along the Butler Chain of Lakes. Between 1894 and 1895, Central Florida was hit by several freezes and most of the citrus crop was destroyed. Chase & Company did not grow citrus crops again until 1904 when Joshua came back from an extended stay in California. Between 1894 and 1900, different types of pesticide equipment was created, including equipment driven by steam, machines, and horses.Randall Chase joined in the family business soon after his brother, Sydney Chase, Jr., did in 1922. Randall became the president of Chase & Company from 1948-1965. The Isleworth property stayed in the Chase family until 1984 when Franklin Chase, the son of Sydney Chase, sold the property to famed golfer Arnold Palmer.

Source

Original 8 x 10 black and white photograph, September 1940: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 213, folder 15.103, item CC43, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1940-09-07

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8x10 black and white photograph, September 1940.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 214, folder 15.103, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Isleworth Collection, Citrus Collection, Chase Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Folder referenced in Chase Collection finding guide, http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/chase.htm.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

153 KB

Medium

8 x 10 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Image

Coverage

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York City, New York
Isleworth Grove, Windermere, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Entire Chase Collection is comprised of four separate accessions from various donors, including Cecilia Johnson, the granddaughter of Joshua Coffin Chase and the children of Randall Chase.

Rights Holder

The displayed collection item is housed at Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Rights to this item belong to the said institution, and therefore inquiries about the item should be directed there. RICHES of Central Florida has obtained permission from Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida to display this item for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Digital Collections (UFDC), University of Florida

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Warner, S.C. "Development of Marketing Citrus Fruits in Florida." Florida State Horticultural Society vol. 36 (1923): 198-200.
Hopkins, James T. Fifty Years of Citrus, the Florida Citrus Exchange: 1909-1959. Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press: 1960.
"Sydney Chase Sr. (1860-1941)." Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. Copyright 2012. http://floridacitrushalloffame.com/index.php/inductees/inductee-name/?ref_cID=89&bID=0&dd_asId=600.

Transcript

A FLORIDA EXHIBIT
World's Fair "must see"
FLORIDA DAYS
SEPT. 7-8

ISLEWORTH
A FLORIDA GROVE SCENE
Isleworth fruit (Valencias) displayed at N.Y. World's Fair during Florida Days
September 7 and 8, 1940.
Fruit shipped from Isleworth May 8, 1940.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

5 x 7 inch

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