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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Photo 1
Photo 2
Photos 4, 5, 6
Photo 7


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 3: Cigar factory workers at the Ybor Factory, 1925.

[Graphic] Photo 3 with link to higher quality photo. (Florida State Archives)

Approximately 1,150 cigar makers filled this room at the Ybor factory in 1925. The factory contained two other rooms of this size and several smaller ones. Note the lector sitting at the far upper right.

Questions for Photo 3

1. Divide the photo into quadrants with a pen or marker and examine each closely. List your observations about the workers and the factory itself.

2. What might the lector be reading to the workers?

3. Do you think you would have liked to work here? Why or why not?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high resolution version of Photo 3 but be aware that it will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.




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