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Bread Brothers: 1917

Bread Brothers: 1917

February 1, 1917. "Vincenzo Messina, 15 years old, and brother Angelo, 11 years old, baking bread for their father at 174 Salem Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Vincenzo is working nights now. Angelo helps a great deal, tends store and helps bake, too." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

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Drawing of Bread Brothers

Great picture, I had to take a stab at drawing it.

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Fresh Bread

Cosi in Washington DC makes its pita-type bread in a brick oven. Love 'em! If I could, I would have one in my home. Great pic.

Real Bread

Now this photo shows REAL bread. Not that stuff with loads of chemicals which is called bread today. But I really do not like all that garbage underneath the oven. He should have been more sensible.

Church Pizza

We went to a bakery like this to get our bread, on Sundays they would make a pizza, we would buy this after going to church, that is why we called it church pizza, it was a plain pie with no cheese. These brick ovens would make the best bread and some places still make it this way.

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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