New York, New York - Longshoremen. This shows the prevailing method of transferring bananas from the end on the conveyor that carries them from the hold of the ship onto the dock. Then they are taken on the men's shoulders across...

Original Caption: New York, New York - Longshoremen. This shows the prevailing method of transferring bananas from the end on the conveyor that carries them from the hold of the ship onto the dock. Then they are taken on the men's shoulders across the dock and into freight cars that are lightered across East River to freight trains going westward. The boat has just arrived from Mexico with "Mexican Gold" bananas. This is Pier No. 13, East River, - New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Line., 07/1937

 

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U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 69-RP-726

 

From:: Series: Lewis Hine Photographs for the National Research Project, compiled 1936 - 1937

 

Created By:: Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. National Research Project. (ca. 1941 - ca. 1942)

 

Production Date: :07/1937

 

Photographer: Hine, Lewis Wickes

 

 

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