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The Silver Harvest
Description: The story of the sardine, from being caught off the coast of France / Portugal to being packed into cans.

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Clip #: TFA-244D
Length: 13:39
Year: 1922
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Subject: Food
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1920ís, France / Portugal, sailboats, fishing fleets setting sail at sunrise off coast, fishermen in boats using net to catch sardines, rowboat being pulled on rope behind sailboat, fishing boats docking, fisherman with group of women standing behind him, oxen assisted by fisherfolk pulling drift nets to shore, oxen wearing brightly colored yokes, man shoveling sardines in net, men using baskets to unload sardines from boat, men carrying baskets of sardines on their heads from boat onto shore and on street, men dumping baskets of sardines carried on their heads into large vat in sardine cannery, men carrying empty baskets as they exit plant and dumping water out of bowl shaped hats worn underneath baskets on their heads, female workers cleaning sardines, women sprinkling salt on baskets of sardines, worker harvesting salt, salt farm, male workers dumping sardines out of baskets into sinks and covering with salt, female workers putting sardines into racks, children playing near racks of sardines, female workers stacking racks of sardines, female workers washing racks of sardines in vat of running water, male workers pushing racks of sardines, male workers using machines to convert sheet tin into finished cans, male workers pulling stacked racks, female workers trimming and packing sardines into cans, workers using machines to seal cans, female workers carrying tall stacks of sardine cans and placing on table, female workers putting sardine cans into crates and male workers hammering crates closed, crates of sardines being transported from cannery, ship masts


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