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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Heading South: 1920

Heading South: 1920

1920. Diving at Sherwood Forest Plantation on the James River in Virginia. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cigarette Girls: 1911

Cigarette Girls: 1911

June 1911. Danville, Virginia. "Noon recreation. Danville Cigarette Factory." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

A Bad Lot: 1911

A Bad Lot: 1911

May 1911. Fries, Virginia. A part of the spinning force working in the Washington Cotton Mills. Group posed by the overseer. All work. The overseer said, "These boys are a bad lot." All were alive to the need for being 14 years old when questioned. View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Fries Mill Boys: 1911

Fries Mill Boys: 1911

May 1911. Fries, Virginia. Some of the doffers in the Washington Cotton Mills. The smallest one said he was 15 years old but, for that matter, they are all "wise" to the necessity for being at least 14. All work. The group was posed by the overseer. View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Capture the Wabbit: 1920

Capture the Wabbit: 1920

1920. "Sham battle, Camp Meade" (Fort Meade, Maryland). View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Ocey Snead: Exhibit B

Ocey Snead: Exhibit B

Dec. 21, 1907. Our second photo of the posthumously famous Ocey Snead. (The first is here.) George Grantham Bain Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Swimming Hole Ambush: 1922

Swimming Hole Ambush: 1922

August 21, 1922. "Citizens' Military Training Camp, Camp Meade" (Fort Meade, Md.). National Photo Co. View full size. Nowhere on the Internet will you find a picture of more guys simultaneously jumping off a tree than the 10 shown here.

 
 
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