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    Another find from the Library of Congress. Tampa, Florida box factory in 1909.

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    Cigar boxes!

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    In the 1950s I hauled Connecticut shade tobacco to Tampa (once famous Cigar Capital of the World).
    As an aside, a Judge once asked me if I promised to take a certain girl to Florida. I said no Judge, I said I was gonna tampa with her.
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    FWIW, When I was a child in the early 1950's, there was a small box factory near where I lived in Winnipeg. It was mostly a big barn like building with a small office in one corner. It was mostly women that worked there, not a lot, maybe 4 or 5. The main part of the building was unheated, even in the winter at 30 or 40 below. In those days a lot of homes and small businesses were heated with wood or coal stove(s) or furnace(s) and I assume that the owner was afraid of a fire in the building. With all the sawdust and wood dust it wouldn't have taken much to start a fire. They used a lot of used boxes and crates that were dis-assembled to get the wood for new boxes.

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    Produce packing house. Covina, California. Circa 1900.

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    Someone in that shot sure didn't want their face to be seen

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    Really??? How long would it have taken to pick up that paper before the shot??? I assume they're packing grapefruit?

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    "Someone in that shot sure didn't want their face to be seen "

    I thought she was just having a good sneeze.
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    Her husband probably thinks she's off having an affair! Wouldn't want to get caught in a lie like that!

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    Threshing crew, Hungary, 1925.
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