Pineapples for sale in a warehouse

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Victorian illustration to download showing a large number of pineapples for sale in a warehouse, with men and women inspecting the fruit. The pineapples are lying on shelves and piled in tubs. The Illustrated London News of 17 July 1847 reports that ‘the immense quantity of 35,000 pines’ from the West Indies had been delivered to this warehouse, ‘this being the largest quantity of pines ever brought, at one time, to this country. A portion of the fruit was brought on the deck of the vessel, growing in the soil in which it was originally planted; and, as exhibited in the different floors of the warehouses of Messrs Keeling and Hunt, gave them the appearance of huge pineries.’