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Power Grab: 1912

Power Grab: 1912

February 1912. The Boss taking liberties. "G'wan, I hain't married." The girl steady. Maggioni Canning Company. Port Royal, South Carolina. View full size. Uncharacteristically frisky photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

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Who is the little girl then?

Who is the little girl then? Surely she's not at work.

[Lots of little girls worked as oyster shuckers. - Dave]

Nice To See....

What an endearing and timeless shot this is. It does indeed have a happy and frisky vibe to it. Makes me smile every time I look at it. Interesting for the early 20th century.

The Boss

Kind of joke? Is "The Boss" meant here as "husband"? The addition of the place where the picture was taken (Maggioni Canning Company) suggests otherwise. Is the frase "The girl steady" to be followed by something? If not I don't understand it. Due to lack of understanding the English by me perhaps?

["The boss" means her supervisor at work. "Girl steady" means she is his only girlfriend. - Dave]

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