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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

The Good Earth: 1937

The Good Earth: 1937

January 1937. "Planting beans near Belle Glade, Florida." View full size. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Hello, Shoe: 1942

Hello, Shoe: 1942

New York, June 1942. "Nursery school at the Queensbridge housing project. Dressing a child after a nap." View full size. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information.

 

Rear Window: 1941

Rear Window: 1941

December 1941. Sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico. View full size. Medium format Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Heading South: 1920

Heading South: 1920

1920. Diving at Sherwood Forest Plantation on the James River in Virginia. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cigarette Girls: 1911

Cigarette Girls: 1911

June 1911. Danville, Virginia. "Noon recreation. Danville Cigarette Factory." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

A Bad Lot: 1911

A Bad Lot: 1911

May 1911. Fries, Virginia. A part of the spinning force working in the Washington Cotton Mills. Group posed by the overseer. All work. The overseer said, "These boys are a bad lot." All were alive to the need for being 14 years old when questioned. View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Fries Mill Boys: 1911

Fries Mill Boys: 1911

May 1911. Fries, Virginia. Some of the doffers in the Washington Cotton Mills. The smallest one said he was 15 years old but, for that matter, they are all "wise" to the necessity for being at least 14. All work. The group was posed by the overseer. View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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