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Hop-picking, London, 1938

Hop-picking, London, 1938

Hops provide a bitter balance to the malty sweetness beer gets from grain.  Without the hop flower, beer would be cloyingly sweet.

Hop-picking season opens in Kent.

A typical scene in the hop fields near Paddock wood, Kent, as children help their parents to pick the hops.

Original image and text source: Associated press photo, 1938

Image source: Hops-Picking, The circulating collection of the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia

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