Fumigating Citrus Trees

Dublin Core

Title

Fumigating Citrus Trees

Alternative Title

Citrus Tree Fumigation

Subject

Orange growers--Florida
Citrus fruit industry--Florida--Orange County
Agriculture--Florida--Orange County
Chase, Sydney Octavius, 1860-1941
Chase, Joshua Coffin, 1858-1948
Fumigation
Windermere (Fla.)
Butler Chain (Fla.)
Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Agricultural laborers--Florida

Description

Agricultural laborers fumigating citrus trees at Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida in 1904. 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.

Creator

Chase & Company

Source

Original 5 x 7 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 212, folder 8.18, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1904

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5 x 7 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 212, folder 8.18, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Isleworth 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/jpeg

Extent

138 KB

Medium

5 x 7 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Isleworth Grove, Windermere, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.477571, -81.526537

Temporal Coverage

1904-01-01/1904-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.K.E.1.1; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.1.A.2.2; SS.1.E.1.3; SS.1.E.1.4; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.A.6.1; SS.4.E.1.2; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.8.A.1.2; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.912.A.1.1; SS.912.A.1.4; SS.912.A.1.6; SS.912.A.3.1; SS.912.A.3.4; SS.912.E.1.1; SS.912.W.1.3; SS.912.W.1.6; SS.912.W.6.1

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

Curator

Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Franklin Chase, 'Towering Figure in Citrus Industry.'" The Orlando Sentinel, September 30, 1986. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1986-09-30/news/0260060057_1_chase-isleworth-golf-florida-citrus.
"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.
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.
"Pest Management and Pesticides: A Historical Perspective," University of Florida IFAS Extension, copyright 2009. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi219.
Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.
Henry Shelton Sanford Papers. General Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

5 x 7 inch

Locations

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