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    Not sure what is actually going on here with the coal trimmers? I'm guessing the hoppers gravity feed the coal through one of those hole?

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    Sugarcane harvesters. Fiji, 1884.

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    What a photo. Good subject, exceptional focus, infinite depth of field, can even see texture of various materials.
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    Of course it is those three little guys in the back, on the right, that actually did the harvesting and loading.

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    Yes, and there is little wonder what the switch in the middle man’s hand is for...

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    Actually while it might be a technically good photo it is what I would call extremely racist. If you were a black person would you see anything worth commemorating in the photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    Actually while it might be a technically good photo it is what I would call extremely racist. If you were a black person would you see anything worth commemorating in the photo?
    Ralph don't go down that road here on HMT.net there is far too much of that crap floating around everywhere else.
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    Telephone switchboard operators at police headquarters. New York City, 1909.

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    You had to wear a tie to answer the phone properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f800 View Post
    Yes, and there is little wonder what the switch in the middle man’s hand is for...
    You will probably find the switch is for hitting the ground and snakes - sugar cane is a absolute nightmare for snakes hiding in it, and it doesn't look like they've burnt through prior to harvest (as is done in Qld Australia) - so the snakes can be quite close to the harvesters feet... switches/sticks, and cane-knives are your only defense.
    nice narrow gauge lightweight railway in there as well.

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