February 29th, 1944
8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

The caption on the back reads "G.E. Mackinnon (left), in charge of the West Oakland commissary of the Southern Pacific, checks with Joseph Jackson, of 979 37th Street, before sending a cauldron of soup stock aboard a diner. Mackinnon's job is to get the diners stocked with plenty of food before they start out for their various destinations. His is a constant headache." The hand-written message on the back of the photo indicates "Comissary #1". The photo itself is of an African-American cook checking on soup in a cauldron. There is a white man leaning, almost pressing, over his shoulder investigating the soup as well. This man definitely looks like a headache.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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