Port of Boston, 1958, Longshoremen Handling Bagged Cocoa Beans at the Port of Boston, MA

PORT OF BOSTON, MA – (1958) Longshoremen handling bagged cocoa beans at the Port of Boston, MA.  Bags were hoisted from the ship, rolled into a warehouse and stacked by hand using a cargo hook. The back breaking labor ILA members had to endure before containerization is remarkable.