Loading Sisal Fiber | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Loading Sisal Fiber

Loading Sisal Fiber | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Men use donkeys to pull carts loaded with sisal fiber along railroad tracks on a wharf at Progreso, Yucatan. The fiber is being loaded onto or off of steamboats docked at the wharf.
DESCRIPTION
Men use donkeys to pull carts loaded with sisal fiber along railroad tracks on a wharf at Progreso, Yucatan. The fiber is being loaded onto or off of steamboats docked at the wharf.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:75455
Creation Date: January 22 1910
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
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Collection Name:Agricultural Extension Department photograph albums, 1902-1935
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 13Z, Album 48, Box 26, Folder 8
Original Dimensions:7.5 x 6 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Handwritten at top left: "I-1416; 1-22-1910." Original typewritten caption reads: "Yucatan, Mexico. Advertising Dept. Steamboat at the Wharf at Progreso, Yucatan. Loading Sisal Fibre." International Harvester used sisal fiber to produce twine for grain binders. Photograph taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department. Folder: Fibre
SUBJECTS
Field crops
Donkeys
Textile industry
Men
Outdoor photography
Cargo handling
Carriages and carts
Piers
Railroad tracks
Steamboats
Wagons
Agricultural laborers

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