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Cutting Bee: 1912

Cutting Bee: 1912

November 1912. New York. "Family cutting embroidery in tiny crowded bed-room. (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's report.)" Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

Quicksilver Car: 1942

Quicksilver Car: 1942

December 1942. "Production. Mercury. Loading mercury ore into a mine car by hand at the New Idria, California, plant of the New Idria Quicksilver Mining Company. Triple-distilled mercury is produced from cinnabar, an ore containing sulfur and mercury mined at a number of workings near the plant." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Stoves and Ranges: 1910

Stoves and Ranges: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Pickard Gas Co. -- Store interior with gaslight fixtures and Garland Agency display of stoves." One-stop shopping for washtubs, teakettles and croquet sets. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Handle With Care: 1942

Handle With Care: 1942

        UPDATE: This is, as far as the Shorpy Research Department can tell, from a series of photos taken by Andreas Feininger in June 1942 at the East Hartford, Conn., engine manufacturing plant of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft.

Circa 1942. We've lost the caption for this photo of a lady operating yet another War-Winning Widget in Factorytown, USA. What is she making? View full size.

 

Big Boumi: 1923

Big Boumi: 1923

"Past and present in locomotives. Eckington Yards, June 4, 1923." A closeup of the locomotive seen here yesterday in the Baltimore & Ohio rail yard during the Masonic convention in Washington, D.C. The big engine wears the livery of "Boumi Temple," a Baltimore Shrine lodge. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Bright Star of Flatbush: 1948

Bright Star of Flatbush: 1948

March 22, 1948. "Brooklyn Terminal Market, Flatbush. Manson Clay Products, client." Who must be very proud. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Guys and Dolls: 1955

Guys and Dolls: 1955

July 1955. "Frank Sinatra's gambling-in-the-sewer scene from the film "Guys and Dolls." What better place to have the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York? Photo by Maurice Terrell for Look magazine. View full size.

 
 
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