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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Smart's Bog: 1911

Smart's Bog: 1911

September 1911. Cranberry pickers at Smart's Bog near South Carver, Mass. "Annette Roy, the youngest worker. Said 7 years old. Picked last year. Lives at 171 Orange Street, Fall River. Also Napoleon Ruel, 53 Hopkins Street. Said 9 years old." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

The Top of Liberty

The Top of Liberty

Statue of Liberty circa 1908. Top of the head as seen from the torch. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

New York: 1908

New York: 1908

The New York of 1908 as seen from the 33rd floor of the Metropolitan Life building. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Pin Boy: 1911

Pin Boy: 1911

October 1911. Lowell, Massachusetts. "Joseph Philip, 5 Wall Street, pin boy in Les Miserables Bowling Alley, said 11 years old and worked until midnight every night. Said he made $2.25 last week and $1.76 the week before." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Santa Fe Diesel: 1943

Santa Fe Diesel: 1943

March 1943. Washing one of the Santa Fe R.R. 5,400-horsepower diesel freight locomotives in the roundhouse at Argentine, Kansas. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Air Circus: 1923

Air Circus: 1923

Sept. 24, 1923. Watching the planes at the Bolling Field Air Circus in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company collection, View full size.

 

Give Him The Best You've Got: 1942

Give Him The Best You've Got: 1942

Kenneth Hall, a Tennessee Valley Authority worker, eating lunch. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein, June 1942. View full size.

 
 
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