August 1912. "The wagon that delivers Home Work to Somerville, Massachusetts. The owner of the wagon (who is not the driver) is O. H. Brown, 27 Main Street, Reading. These wagons (about 4 in all) are worked on commission, not owned by factory." ("Home work" here meant pre-cut cloth patterns ready to be sewn into various articles of clothing.)
Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. Note the curious tassels hanging off the horse. (Answer: It's a fly fringe.) | Click image for Comments.