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April 3, 1917. Oklahoma City. "Workshop of Sanitary Ice Cream Cone Co., 116 S. Dewey Street. Boys packing cones are John Myers, 14 years old, and a boy 12 years old who is working steady now. Boss said: 'He said he wasn't going to school so I took him.' " Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.
Hollywood, 1953. "Actress Marilyn Monroe at home." 35mm color transparency by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Life magazine image archive. View full size.