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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

The Lineup: 1911

The Lineup: 1911

October 1911. Vicinity of Lowell and South Framingham, Mass. Merrimac Mill boys. Front row: Smallest, Robert Magee, 270 Suffolk Street; John Neary, 211 Lakeview Avenue; Michael Keefe, 32 Marion Street. Back row: Edward Foster, 40 Fulton Street; John Risheck, 391 Adams Street; Cornelius Hurley, 68 Adams Street, No. 1 mill room. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

South Side Cartman: 1941

South Side Cartman: 1941

April 1941. "Man-drawn carts are common on South Side of Chicago." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Love Shack: 1941

Love Shack: 1941

South Side Chicago, April 1941. View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee.

 

Young Custer: 1865

Young Custer: 1865

"Major General George Armstrong Custer, officer of the Federal Army" circa 1865. Wet plate glass negative, studio of Mathew Brady. View full size.

 

George Brown: 1909

George Brown: 1909

May 1909. Manchester, New Hampshire. "George Brown. Measures a little over 50 inches in height. Lives at No. 1 Corporation. Corner of Granite and Bedford Streets." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Wilfred Tremblay: 1912

Wilfred Tremblay: 1912

January 1912. New Bedford, Massachusetts. Wilfred Tremblay, 1332 Davol Street, a doffer in the spinning room of Cartwright Mills; apparently 12 years old. Said: "Me brudder-in-law got me the job last summer. Been there ever since." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Fourteen Last Week: 1911

Fourteen Last Week: 1911

August 1911. New Bedford, Massachusetts. "Arthur Sarasin, 7 Acushnet Block. Works in weaving room. At his house his people said he was fourteen last week." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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