Description:A group of children, under the direction of two or three adults. Each takes a wicker basket and picks the blackberries from nearby bushes. One of the adults stands by a grocer's van with a Ministry of Food poster on it and holds up another poster, advertising the fruit, for the children. Each child comes forward to have his or her basket weighed and is paid (possibly in sweets). One of the men holds up a small silver trophy. The children all raise their hands in acknowledgement - they may have been asked if they have enjoyed themselves. A final posed group of the children with one boy and one girl in front, sitting with a large basket full of blackberries between them.
Children picking blackberries for food at Brentford, Middlesex, September 1918.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / agriculture, British - arable: blackberries / society, British - domestic / 31/3(41) / Brentford, Middlesex, England, UK / Children / Children and war