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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Visual Evidence

Photo 2: Cigar workers' houses.

[Graphic] Photo 2 with link to higher quality photo. (Courtesy of Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System)

Most cigar workers in Ybor City lived in houses built and owned by factory owners. The houses pictured in this photo were built in the late 19th century and had no electricity or plumbing.

Questions for Photo 2

1. List some of your observations about the worker housing.

2. Imagine that you recently immigrated to Ybor City to work in a cigar factory. What might be some of the advantages and disadvantages of renting a house from the factory owner?

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