Roberts, S.M. With Stake Bed Farm Truck

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Roberts, S.M. With Stake Bed Farm Truck


Information provided by Richard Roberts, 06 May 2022:

"Stephen Monroe Roberts! Steve and and his wife Gladys (Barnes) Roberts lived on Holden Hill, off of Blandford Road in Granville, where he grew apples, blueberries, and peaches. He served his country in World War I and served his town as selectman. He was very patriotic and flew the flag every day."

Digital image from an original glass slide taken by George Aldrich. No date (late 1930's?). Note on the envelope says, "Blueberry truck." The cargo looks like boxes of blueberries packed in the crates. Imagine the labor involved in picking and packing that many berries.

The truck appears to be a 1936 Chevrolet; the body configuration looks right but the medallion on the side of the bonnet doesn't appear to say "Chevrolet." The rims on the tandem rear axle are what seem to be an interesting mis-match.


George Aldrich


Late 1930's?


Mabel Root Henry Historical Museum, Granville, MA., 2022


Glass negative


George Aldrich, “Roberts, S.M. With Stake Bed Farm Truck,” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed November 29, 2023,


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