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Back in the Day-O

Back in the Day-O

Circa 1903. "Unloading bananas at New Orleans." Final installment of a thrilling trilogy we've watched unfold here over the past three years. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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The stack of the vessel indicates she was owned by United Fruit Company, which ceased to exist in 1970.


Wow. Lots of people at work.

Wonder what they guy in the striped suit by the door to the reefer is doing. Seems he's holding onto a string attached to a device. Perhaps he's counting the bunches of bananas being loaded?

If you look carefully at the extreme left of the image, you can see what looks like the arm (crooked at the same angle - do they teach that?) of another man in a striped suit possibly doing the same thing on another reefer.

Two foot, three foot, four foot BUNCH!

These look kinda puny, compared to Belafonte's.

Daylight Come

Happily, not one "highly deadly black tarant'la" to be seen.

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