Tea picking in Assam, India, 1940s.

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Tea picking in Assam, India. Woman works with baby on her back. The 'flush' crop is taken first. Women pickers with basket on her back held by her forehead. Women with baskets on their heads. A line of women in single file. The leaves are weighed. Men use scales. Line of women waiting to get into leaf house. The leaves are left to wither on rocks.

Released on: 1940


ProducerHuntley Film Archives

Language English

Tags tea plantation of trees workers women

Source :AP Archive

Year of Production : 1940

Copyright : Restricted