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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Mule Spinner: 1909

Mule Spinner: 1909

April 1909. Fiskeville, Rhode Island. "John Dempsey. Looked 11 or 12 years old. Said he helped only on Saturdays. Jackson Mill, one of the B.B. and R. Knight mills. He was working faithfully in the mule-spinning room, a dangerous place for boys." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

The Sentinel: 1942

The Sentinel: 1942

New Orleans, July 1942. "Coast Guardsman standing watch over 78-foot torpedo boat. Continual watch is kept. Higgins Industries Inc." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information.

 

Born to Run: 1928

Born to Run: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Boys standing next to automobile." A Ford with congressional plates. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Girls' Training Table: 1923

Girls' Training Table: 1923

Washington circa 1923. "Training table, Eastern High School." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Union Station: 1921

Union Station: 1921

Washington, 1921 or 1922. "Union Station waiting room." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

The Old P.O.: 1913

The Old P.O.: 1913

Washington circa 1913. "District of Columbia Mail Depot." Soon to be known as the Old Post Office. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Shipwrecked Among Cannibals: 1921

Shipwrecked Among Cannibals: 1921

Washington, January 1921. Now playing at the Leader: "Shipwrecked Among Cannibals." Just loitering outside for a few minutes is practically a graduate course in cannibal lore. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 
 
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