Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for November 20th:
"...Native girls packing pineapple into cans..." November 20, 1928


"Food--Hawaii-Canning. Native girls packing pineapple into cans" By Edgeworth, taken for the Katakura & Company, November 20, 1928; Records of the Women’s Bureau; Record Group 86; National Archives.

From the Records of the Women’s Bureau, this photo of native Hawaiian girls in a pineapple cannery was taken November 20 1928. The Women’s Bureau was established in the Department of Labor by an act of June 5, 1920. The Bureau developed policies and programs to benefit working women economically and improve working conditions.

This photo was part of The Way We Worked, a photo exhibition focusing on the history of work in America.
More photos from The Way We Worked...
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