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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Night Shift: 1909

Night Shift: 1909

November 1909. Two of the boys on night shift in the More-Jones Glass Co., Bridgeton, New Jersey. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

OH MY

Now THAT kid is CUUUUTE!!! And look at his MUSCLES!

Hey I'm 16 year old girl......what can I say?

Kid on the left

Man, that is a good-looking kid. A century later he'd be River Phoenix. Instead he got to be a child laborer.

[Considering what happened to River Phoenix, maybe our boy got the better deal. - Dave]

Jaunty

I love how their hats are pushed off to the side. They look like they're having a playful moment here.

 
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