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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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Cannery Bro: 1908

Cannery Bro: 1908

August 1908. "A group of Young Fellows working in an Indianapolis Tomato Cannery." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
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Not really a bad job

As a teenager I worked in both a tomato cannery and sauerkraut factory. Hard work, but from what I have seen on Shorpy, can't compare to the coal mines and cotton mills. In retrospect I'm sure the 12 hour days were illegal, but it gave me the spending cash for my first shotgun and gas money.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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