National Geographic : 1960 Jan
B. ANTHONYSTEWARTAND VOLKMARWENTZEL(LOWERLEFT) © N.G .S. Tomatoes by the Truckload Head for the Soup Tureen Tons of gleaming fruit in a seem ingly endless caravan pour into the Campbell Soup Company's grad ing station at Camden. The com pany buys its tomatoes on con tract, selling plants to growers at cost and purchasing the entire harvest. Improved fertilization and new varieties bring yields of 20 tons an acre in good years. An ice-cream vendor on his pedicab takes advantage of this traffic jam. Ghostly hands in a double ex posure sort tomatoes, dropping culls onto the conveyer belt and ripe fruit onto rollers leading to the skinning section.