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Catalog Number D.VIII.026.A,B
Description Chinse workers at a labeling machine at Fidalgo Island Packing Co., which employed 77 Chinese workers to process and pack salmon. Canneries needed a Chinese labor force because few would do this work. The Smith Butchering Machine, invented in 1903, was commonly known by the derogatory nickname "iron chink" because it replaced Chinese workers.
Subjects unknown
Anacortes
Place Anacortes
Object Name Print, Photographic