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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Woodbury Bottle Works: 1909

Woodbury Bottle Works: 1909

November 1909. "Woodbury Bottle Works. Woodbury, New Jersey. Noon hour. All are workers." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Something

about this shot really intrigues me. The look on the boy's face that is sitting the other's lap is priceless. Also, the one leaning at the left.

Is there any way to find out their names and their story?

Woodbury 26 bottle

As I and a few of my friends were walking near a stream in Waterville, Maine, my friend August happened to find a small white bottle marked "Woodbury 26." It was heavy and covered in dirt but the sides were printed with Greek-like images of squares tied together. We wondered about it so we searched ... this is as far as we got.

Best Buds

Remembering an elder one time mentioning that when he was a young boy, boys would sometimes hold hands with each other as a token of close friendship, at the time I thought it a bit strange but evidently this photo bears witness to his comment....apparently pan-culturalism in this country has done away with this form of innocent expression of friendship.

[Or maybe not. The blond boy engages in similar high jinks in the other photos from this series. Technically this is called hamming it up for the camera. - Dave]

 
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