Historic Photo of the Day: Sweatshop in San Juan


“Puerto Ricans are hard-working people” …. there’s no doubt about that!!

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If anyone doubts that Puerto Ricans are hard-working people, let them view photos of men cutting 15-foot sugar cane stalks, for ten hours a day. 

The women worked just as hard as the men. There were thousands of sweatshops like this one, all over the island. In each shop, the noise from all the sewing machines was deafening. 

This photo was taken by Jack Delano in 1942.

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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