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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

South Side Cartman: 1941

South Side Cartman: 1941

April 1941. "Man-drawn carts are common on South Side of Chicago." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Love Shack: 1941

Love Shack: 1941

South Side Chicago, April 1941. View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee.

 

Young Custer: 1865

Young Custer: 1865

"Major General George Armstrong Custer, officer of the Federal Army" circa 1865. Wet plate glass negative, studio of Mathew Brady. View full size.

 

George Brown: 1909

George Brown: 1909

May 1909. Manchester, New Hampshire. "George Brown. Measures a little over 50 inches in height. Lives at No. 1 Corporation. Corner of Granite and Bedford Streets." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Wilfred Tremblay: 1912

Wilfred Tremblay: 1912

January 1912. New Bedford, Massachusetts. Wilfred Tremblay, 1332 Davol Street, a doffer in the spinning room of Cartwright Mills; apparently 12 years old. Said: "Me brudder-in-law got me the job last summer. Been there ever since." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Fourteen Last Week: 1911

Fourteen Last Week: 1911

August 1911. New Bedford, Massachusetts. "Arthur Sarasin, 7 Acushnet Block. Works in weaving room. At his house his people said he was fourteen last week." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Kids in the Hall: 1909

Kids in the Hall: 1909

May 21, 1909. Manchester, New Hampshire. "A few of the small girls and boys (not the smallest ones) that I found working in the spinning room of one of the Amoskeag Mfg. Co. mills. Photo taken at 1 p.m., May 21, 1909, in hallway of spinning room. Many others there and in the other mills. Smallest boy (on left hand) is George Brown, No. 1 Corporation. Corner of Granite and Bedford Streets. Next is Eugene Lamy, 16 Marion St. Girls: Melvina Proulx, 145 Cartier St., Laura O'Clair, 145 Cartier St." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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