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Throwback Thursday: harvest time

More than a few Yale students will go apple-picking this month at nearby Connecticut orchards, but it’s usually just for fun. In 1942, when these students were photographed for our cover at Blue Hills Orchard in Wallingford, it was part of the war effort.

“More than five hundred undergraduates enrolled in the drive to help alleviate Connecticut’s critical farm labor shortage during the fall season," our October 1942 issue explained. The students “helped to harvest a banner fruit crop which otherwise might have spoiled.”


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