SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
The Shorpy Archive
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
Join and Share

Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:


Member Photos

Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

Colorized Photos

Colorized photos submitted by members.

About the Photos

Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

© 2018 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

Clarence Wool: 1910

Clarence Wool: 1910

September 1910. North Pownal, Vermont. "Clarence Wool, 11 years. Spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill. Worked only during vacation." Photograph (original glass negative) and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

On Shorpy:
Today's Top 5

This looks suspiciously like Clarence Noel

Take a look at this picture:

Doesn't the boy, 2nd from right, look just like this "Clarence Wool"? If so, and I think so, then the last name looks like it is Noel, and it doesn't much look like he was on vacation.

William Slater

I am now very happy that, I have been loging in to to a site one hundred years of useful service, to the mankind!

Please show some pictures of a mill started by William Slater, who was trained at Manchester mills and came with that knowledge, with out any written text, and started one Textile mills at Pawtucket, Rhode island, just on his personal memory lines !

After work


Blessings on thee, little man,
Barefoot boy with cheek of tan!
With thy turned-up pantaloons,
And thy merry whistled tunes;
With thy red lip, redder still
Kissed by strawberrys on the hill;
With the sunshine on thy face,
Through thy torn brim's jaunty grace;
From my heart I give thee joy,--
I was once a barefoot boy.

-- John Greenleaf Whittier

Back to the basics

Oddly enough, as poignant as they are, it is nice to see these photos after all of the glitz and glamour of NYC.

I had to say it:

What a suitable name!

It's like: Hey, I'm Ted Sponge, and I'm a teacher.
Lovely picture.
Lovely page!

Less haunted than Addie

He seems to be more cheerful than Addie Card. I wonder if they knew each other.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2018 Shorpy Inc.