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Cigar Box Girls: 1909

Cigar Box Girls: 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. January 28, 1909. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

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.

 

The Parlor Slacker: 1918

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The Parlor Slacker: 1918

1918 slackers: The check dodger, car seat caretakers, the parlor slacker, slackerette and planting a grandmother. Perhaps someone could explain that last one. View full illustration.

 
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