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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL: 1840-1940

Cane Sugar: 1942

Cane Sugar: 1942

January 1942. Ensenada, Puerto Rico. "One of the mills in the South Puerto Rico Sugar Company plant." Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
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Lyrical

Maybe inspiration for the 1946 Johhny Mercer song "My Sugar Is So Refined."

The daily grind

Lotta sweet teeth in that beast.

007

I see the grisly end of a Bond villain here. Cane-grind or monster-gear – either side will do.

OSHA's Disneyland

Not to mention the greasy wood walkways and steps had to be as slippery as ice.

Music

Why do I hear Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse" when I look at this picture?

No Floje

Please! We have enough Floje to go around

Slow Roll

I'll bet those gears grind slow as molasses.

Geared up for production

"Now, crawl up this steep set of stairs with no handrails, and mind the gears"

 
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