Chase & Company Fieldworkers in Slavia

Dublin Core

Title

Chase & Company Fieldworkers in Slavia

Alternative Title

Fieldworkers in Slavia

Subject

Slavia (Fla.)
Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Celery industry
Celery

Description

Fieldworkers harvesting celery in Slavia, Florida, in 1929. Chase & Company was established in 1884 by brothers Sydney Octavius Chase and Joshua Coffin Chase. 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.

Slavia was established in 1911 when the Slavia Colony Company purchased about 1,200 acres of land west of Oviedo. The earliest settlers of the community came from rural areas in Central Europe who were attracted to Florida's warm climate and rich soil. By the mid-1920s, celery became Slavia's leading cash crop.

Abstract

Stauks in field at Slavia/ 3-2-29

Source

Original 3 x 5 inch black and white photograph, March 2, 1929: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 213, folder 15.100, item CC4, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1929-03-02

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch black and white photograph, March 2, 1929.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 214, folder 15.100, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Celery 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

104 KB

Medium

3 x 5 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Slavia, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography 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

Petrik, Robert. "Czechs and Slovaks in Florida." American Czech-Slovak Cultural Club. http://acscc.org/Papers/svu_062703b.html.
"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

Stauks in field at Slavia
3-2-29

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inch

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