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: "In the Oakland commissary butcher shop they cure their own pork, make sausage (as shown at right), and cut all of their meats." The photo depicts four butchers doing what they know best. Two are making sausage. The other two are elbow-deep into flesh. There is meat hung everywhere, a scale at the back of the room, and a sign above the doors that says "do not smoke in butcher shop". In addition, written in pencil is a note: "commissary #4".

Used: Oakland Tribune

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