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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Can-Can: 1943

Can-Can: 1943

January 1943. "Edgell tomato cannery, New South Wales, Australia." Medium format negative for the Office of War Information. View full size.

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Cannery closed,

Brand still existing:

Edgell tomato supreme

Last cannery in Australia

It was the last cannery in Australia, closed in 2013.

Smart woman

Smart woman is second from right in front. She seems to be the only one using that little raised shelf to keep one foot raised at a time, which saves the lower back. I learned years ago that standing flat footed for hours does a job on the back. Keeping one foot up on a book or platform helps alleviate that stress.

Standing ?

Could never figure out the rule why employees had to stand at their stations to do their work when the job at hand could easily be done sitting, I would have brought my own stool.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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