Michael Kucher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, History of Technology and the Environment.
University of Washington, Tacoma
1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma WA 98402 USA
kucher at u dot washington dot edu

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Lunar and Jovian Java applets © Gary Nugent gnugent@indigo.ie  http://www.nightskyobserver.com

Habana Cigar Factory ca. 1907 with hired reader, el lector, reading the day's news to the cigar workers.
Postcard view of a "lector," reading the newspaper to cigar workers in Havan For more information about el lector in Cuba and Tampa, see Gary R. Mormino and George E. Pozzetta, The Immigrant World of Ybor City:  Italians and Their Latin Neighbors in Tampa, 1885-1985 (Urbana, 1987), 102-103.  For a larger image, click on image.

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