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Vintage photos of:
November 1933. Kingsport, Tennessee. "Ola Brooks of Mount Carmel. This girl is placing index tabs, applied with tweezers. A moderate degree of skill is required to get tabs in the right place and in the right position. This girl came to the Kingsport Press directly from a farm and has been working only two months." Another of Lewis Hine's photos for the Tennessee Valley Authority. View full size.