Grape Picker’s Gloves

These gloves, made of nylon and polyester, were marketed as “Pick-Up Country Gloves” by the manufacturer, Napa Glove Company, Inc., in Napa, California. Grape pickers use gloves like this during harvest to help protect their hands. The “supergrip” feature—a web-like pattern of plastic on the surface—helps workers keep hold of the grapes as they quickly cut the clusters from the vines.
This pair of gloves was purchased for $2.99 at the Napa County Farm Supply store during harvest 1997.
Object Name
overall: 9 in x 6 in; 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm
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FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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