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Hong Kong Loading Coal On Ship By Hand

 
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Posted 05/28/2011   3:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add philb to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Heres Hong Kong photo postcard I picked up today..loading coal on a passenger ship one basket at a time ! the ship was the Dakota and it sank shortly thereafter !! I am going to put her out on eBay !

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Posted 05/28/2011   4:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great postcard!
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Posted 05/28/2011   4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thanks Nigel, the message portion reads "the Dakota coaling at Nagasaki,Japan before she sank..Coaling is done by Jap women by way of small baskets..their pay is 20 cents per day in American money !"
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Posted 05/29/2011   03:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
no pic of back
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Posted 05/29/2011   06:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good grief, how long must this have taken?
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Posted 05/29/2011   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For Rod, address side of coaling ship postcard !

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Posted 05/29/2011   12:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice nice.
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Posted 05/29/2011   1:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mhc99 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Philb, thanks for showing the postcard. What a way to load coal on a ship.
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Posted 06/10/2011   9:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i have a 12 dollar bid on the loading coal by hand postcard !!
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Posted 06/21/2011   4:57 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow... now THAT is a lot of work! I wonder what port didn't have a coal loading facility back then?
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