“Just like being at home!” Hawaiian Pine cannery, 1918.

Wanted are Men and Women Workers

Nice Place to Work

Cafeteria with Hot Snacks–Clothes Lockers for the Women–Dispensary–White Aprons, White Hats, Rubber Gloves, Provided at No Cost.

Good Wages

Just like Being at Home

Hawaiian Pineapple Cannery, Iwilei

(Kuokoa, 7/26/1918, p. 7)

Makemakeia i Poe Kanaka...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVI, Helu 30, Aoao 7. Iulai 26, 1918.


2 thoughts on ““Just like being at home!” Hawaiian Pine cannery, 1918.

  1. Talk to some of the people who actually worked at a pineapple cannery to see what their memories are…”a nice place to work” – ? Depends on what job you had there, for one thing.


  2. When both the pineapple & tuna packing plants were working, and the wind was JUST RIGHT Bishop Museum was in the cross wind.
    Nothing put you off your lunch like the combo of the smell of fish & pineapple mixed up – neither in a nice nummy receipe. So I can imagine what it was like inside.

    I’ve spoken to several retired cannery folks – ‘like home’ just doesn’t seem to be a memory !


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