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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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The Night Shift: 1909

The Night Shift: 1909

November 15, 1909. Bridgeton, New Jersey. "Cumberland Glass Works. Night shift going to work." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

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Not one of these guys looks like they would stand for any. In fact, they all look like they would be more than happy to give you a sock in the kisser if you decided to try. Yeah. See.

Billy Creekmore

After reading the novel "Billy Creekmore" by Tracey Porter, seeing the smallest kids in that photo makes me sick. The book has a Lewis Hine photo on the dust jacket, and part of it deals with the sad fate of a young boy who went to work in a glass company. While the story is fiction, it is based on the accounts of real people. Especially sobering is the author's note that the names of all characters in the book are those of children who died in mills, mines, and factories.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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