National Geographic : 1911 Oct
Photo by P. H . Dorsett A BUNCH OF DATES RIPENING IN THE DESERT REGION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA There are few fruit crops which present a more beautiful show than the date, for it has its golden yellow or brilliant red fruits all gathered together in great clusters, as though harvested and in baskets. Photo byDavid Fairchild LOOKING FOR THE RIPE DATES This is possibly the first time inhistory that anAmerican child has had the experience ofhunting inAmerica for ripe dates in the orchard of datepalms about thehouse. Many thousands of children will have this experience before this one is a grown woman.