Puts a new meaning to "duck down"!
Coaling a steamer in the Virgin Islands, c.1898.
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Never try to tell me it can't be done
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Reminds me of Tennessee Ernie Ford and 16 tons...not sure it was equal opportunity in the Virgin Island in 1898.
Thanks Jon, Great Pic!
‘‘Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.’’
Coal is heavy! I'm a little surprised to see it ported on peoples' heads. I see they have those little padded hats, like Motorcycle lifting on head guy.
I also found an interesting head carrying device called a tumpline.
Just like seeing this coal loading photo, I do not complain about any of the work I need to do when I get back home.
Haven't heard that for decades. Lots of the ol' songs were about labour (mostly love) "Workin for the Man" and getting out of poverty. I don't get am reception in the home but in my car I listen to a Brisbane station that plays 60's to 80's songs. Love old stuff & ones like like Johnny horton 60's, Beatles, stones, Animals eagles b.boys etc. A local fm station plays 60's through to current ones like Brett Denham. Not really into most Rapp or Swampy stuff.
Thanks for the time warp, PJ.
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