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