Filtering Hot Rosin through Sieves at a Turpentine Works in Statesboro, Georgia Digital History ID 2691|
Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USF34-9058-C
Annotation: Author Zora Neale Hurston interviewed and wrote about the lives of workers who were employed at turpentine camps that were notorious for their poor working conditions. Extracted mainly from pine trees, turpentine and hot rosin were elements used extensively in the war. Among other things, they were used as a solvent to thin oil-based paint or used in the electronics industry to prepare metal for soldering.
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