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Jamaican Harvest
Description: The growing and exportation of bananas in Jamaica.
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Clip #: TFA-277C
Length: 8:33
Year: 1938
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: Caribbean
Country: Jamaica
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 16mm
1930s, Jamaica, January, ox plows plowing banana fields, ploughs, banana plantations, plowmen, agricultural workers, plowman, tractor being used to harrow freshly plowed field, harrowing, mostly female agricultural laborers using hoes to keep banana plants free of weeds, irrigation, dam, reservoir, water being led through streams and channels to ditches beside plantation, water diverted into smaller ditches between rows of trees, ox plow being used to harrow freshly irrigated field, sucker growing beside four year old tree, male worker using machete to prune trees, banana tree blossom, bananas growing on trees, cutter harvesting bananas from tree, workers carrying banana stems to clearing, checker inspecting stems for quality and notating in book, snipper using machete to cut ends of stems as workers carrying them past him, bananas being loaded onto bullock wagons to be transported to railway, male worker loading bananas into boxcars, checker inspecting stems during loading, docks, male workers carrying stems from sheds to ships, workers carrying bananas past labor checking machine, workers loading stems into ship hold, ship transporting bananas overseas

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