There's also some shots from (I suspect) that Del Monte-sponsored silent film about the boy who wants to be a cannery superintendent. The melodrama isn't that exciting, but the huge paddle fans cooling the women and the boxes of fruit sure highlight what must have been a messy job! And where else will you see a close-up of removing the pit from a peach?
And the San Francisco fans will appreciate shots of the Alaska Packers Association pier in San Francisco pre-1916.
"Fifty-year old companies are a lot like fifty year old people - they like to reminisce."
(Full video here if the video above is cut off.)
And after you've watched that, check out Del Monte's 1940's dried fruit processing video. There's some neat shots of prune, apricot, and raisin processing along with some cannery shots. Check out the apricot drying yard action shots around the 7:00 mark, and tell me if you can identify the Del Monte plant at the 9:00 mark!
[Both videos courtesy of archive.org / Prelinger Library's collection of commercial ephemera.]