Interior of a large cigar factory - Tampa, Florida.

Interior of a large cigar factory - Tampa, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/141689
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Title

  • Interior of a large cigar factory - Tampa, Florida.

Image Number

  • N032225

Year

  • 19--?

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General Note

  • 260' deep 50' wide, seats 800 hands producing 200,000 cigars daily.
  • Note the lector reading from the raised platform at the right. Historically, lectors or readers in a cigar factory entertained workers by reading books or newspapers aloud, often left-wing publications, paid for by unions or by workers pooling their money. The practice apparently originated in Cuba, and is still known there today.
  • Photonegative of a postcard.

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

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