A. Duda and Sons Celery Packing House

Dublin Core

Title

A. Duda and Sons Celery Packing House

Alternative Title

Duda Packing House in Slavia

Subject

Slavia (Fla.)
Agriculture--Florida
Celery
Celery industry
Packing-houses--United States
Packing industry
Labor--Florida
Laborers--United States
Employees--United States

Description

The A. Duda and Son's packing house in Slavia, Florida, around 1945. This photograph features of number African-American workers packing the celery crop for shipping and distribution.

Andrew Duda, Sr. immigrated from Slovakia to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1909, later settling in Central Florida to try his hand at farming. Initially successful growing Irish potatoes, the market value of the crop could not cover shipping costs and the Duda family struggled financially to survive. Soon after they returned to Cleveland, where Duda and his sons worked in a factory to support the family. By 1926, the Duda family had saved enough money to return to Slavia. This time, their crops prospered and they formed A. Duda and Sons. The family owned company remains in existence today and is an international brand with locations across the globe.

Source

Original 4 x 6 inch black and white photograph: Private Collection of Ida Boston.

Date Created

ca. 1945

Contributor

Boston, Ida

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of the original 4 x 6 inch black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

157 KB

Medium

4 x 6 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

A. Duda and Sons Celery Farm, Slavia, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Ida Boston and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Dossie, Porsha

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Ida Boston

External Reference

Barnett, Cynthia. "The Duda Way: A. Duda & Sons Co.." Florida Trend, September 2006. http://www.floridafarmers.org/news/articles/TheDudaWay.htm.
"History." Duda Farm Fresh Foods. http://www.dudafresh.com/about/history.php.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 x 6 inches

Locations

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