- Item 12766 - Women workers at Farnsworth Fish Cannery, Brooklin, 1920
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- Item 12766
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The majority of workers in the fish factories were women. The sardines were caught and packed from early spring to late fall.Show Details
Big dip nets were used to take the sardines off the boats, then the fish were put on large racks called "flakes." From there the fish would go to the women's worktables. If there was to be work on a particular day, the workers were notified by a whistle blown ahead of time.