Crushing Soda

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Two workers at a soap factory are seen through an arch crushing blocks of soda with shovels
Workshop where soda is crushed.
(P. 93.)

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Two workers at the Arnavon soap factory, Marseille, are seen through a semi-circular arch crushing blocks of soda with shovels. This workshop was known in local usage as the picadou.

The caption reads in the original French: Le picadou. — Atelier où se concasse la soude.

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