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Vintage photos of:
Evelyn Casey, 129 Gaynore Street. Age fourteen years, six months - Irish. Went to work on 14th birthday cleaning harnesses in Borden Mills. Left because of no work and expects to learn weaving in Flint mill with a girl friend. Location: Fall River, Massachusetts. June 17, 1916. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.
The President's 40-horsepower White Model M steam-powered touring car. March 1909. Photographed on the White House grounds in the early days of the Taft administration. In the back is the State Department, now the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. Question for the old-car experts: Does each tire really have multiple valve stems?