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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Sadie Singer: 1917

Sadie Singer: 1917

Boston, January 29, 1917. "Sadie Singer, 15 years old, racking flowers at the Boston Floral Supply Co., 347-357 Cambridge Street. Said to be the only flower factory in Massachusetts." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

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.

 
 
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