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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LAKE GARDA, ITALY

A Motley Crew: 1908

A Motley Crew: 1908

August 1908. "Night Shift Leaving for Home. Indiana Glass Works, 8 a.m." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Seriously? 1908?

I never knew about them until that wretched "Shout at the Devil" song and that was, what, '85 or '86?

Oh wait. Yeah. I see my mistake.

Sorry about that.

(Love all the old pics, by the way. You've been on my RSS feed for months. History rocks! Keep it coming, please.)

 
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