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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BOOKS WANTED FOR OUR MEN: WWI

Ybor City: 1909

Ybor City: 1909

January 1909. "Young cigarmakers in Englehardt & Co., Tampa. Youngsters all smoke." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Cigar Factory Reader: 1909

Cigar Factory Reader: 1909

"A 'reader' in cigar factory in Tampa, Fla. He reads books and newspapers at top of his voice all day long. This is all the education many of these workers receive. He is paid by them and they select what he shall read." January 1909. View full size.

 

Cigar Box Girls: 1909

Cigar Box Girls: 1909

January 28, 1909. "Girls working in Tampa, Florida, cigar box factory. I saw 10 small boys and girls. Has had reputation for employment of youngsters but work is slack now." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Mary Creed: 1917

Mary Creed: 1917

Boston, January 24, 1917. Mary Creed, 14 years old. Selling cigars in store of Mrs. Breslin, 817 Harrison Avenue. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

East Side Eviction: 1908

East Side Eviction: 1908

Eviction in an East Side neighborhood of New York circa 1908. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Lock, Stock and Barrel: 1908

Lock, Stock and Barrel: 1908

Moving van at an apartment eviction in New York circa 1908. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Light's Out: 1937

Light's Out: 1937

From 1937 comes this silkscreen Federal Art Project poster warning of the consequences of vandalism. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection.

 

Fish in a Basket: 1909

Fish in a Basket: 1909

October 1909. Boy selling fish from a basket in Boston street market. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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