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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Paper, Mister?

Paper, Mister?

Waco, Texas. September 1913. "Eight-year-old newsie. Many youngsters get up early to sell papers. One 10-year-old starts out at 3 A.M. every day and goes to school." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Big Wheel in Waco: 1913

Big Wheel in Waco: 1913

Waco, Texas. September 1913. "Messenger boy working for Mackay Telegraph Company. Said fifteen years old. Exposed to Red Light dangers." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Eagle Hut: 1918

Eagle Hut: 1918

The YMCA "Eagle Hut" canteen for enlisted men in Bryant Park, New York City. June 12, 1918. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Animal House: 1915

Animal House: 1915

"Delta Upsilon Rough House." University of California at Berkeley circa 1915. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, Oliver Family Photo Collection.

 

Ordnance Mate Waller: 1942

Ordnance Mate Waller: 1942

August 1942, Corpus Christi, Texas: "It's an intricate operation, installing a 30-caliber machine gun in a Navy PBY plane, but not too tricky for Jesse Rhodes Waller. He's a Georgia man who's been in the Navy 5-1/2 years. At the Naval Air Base he sees that the flying ships are kept in tip-top shape. Waller is an aviation ordnance mate." View full size. Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem.

 

When Hats Were Big: 1909

When Hats Were Big: 1909

"Miss Twombly, whip of Ladies' Coach Run, and two other ladies beside coach on street." April 26, 1909. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

The Berry Hullers: 1910

The Berry Hullers: 1910

Seaford, Delaware. May 1910. "Mother and children hulling strawberries at Johnson's Hulling Station. Cyral (in baby cart) is 2 yrs. old this May and works steadily hulling berries. At times Cyral would rest his little head on his arm and fall asleep for a few minutes and then wake up, commencing all over to hull berries. While it was found in this investigation that children 3, 4, 5 yrs. were accustomed to start out before sun-up to pick berries, we have not found many cases such as this." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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