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This film reel content is an advertisement for the Sea Island Sugar company. The advertisement includes an overview of the process of growing, harvesting, refining, and packaging sugar cane into sugar products. The film includes some history of the company's refinery in San Francisco, which started as the Spreckels Sugar Company. The Spreckels Sugar Company was originally owned by Claus Spreckels, who began experimenting with sugar refining processes in the 1860s. The company grew to have four sugar factories across California, and control over most of the sugar coming out of Hawai'i, becoming an important economic force that thrived despite the Depression in the 1930s and disease affecting the sugar beet plants across the state. The prosperity of the sugar company contributed to the personal wealth of Claus Spreckels and his sons John D. Spreckels and Adolph Spreckels, who were influential in the infrastructure and transportation development of the cities of San Francisco, San Diego, and Coronado, California. Text from credits: "Refined in the U.S.A. since 1863 by Americans to American standards."
Composite Black and White Sound Mono 16mm film
1 Reel of 1
TC 388.05 cacdoha_000002
Sugar Sugar--Manufacture and refining Sugar--Manufacture and refining--United States Food manufacture
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