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Gearhead Heaven: 1926

Gearhead Heaven: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Standard Automotive Supply Co., 14th & S streets N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fun Between Times: 1909

Fun Between Times: 1909

January 1909. Macon, Georgia. "Doffer boys have lots of fun between times. (But get habits of irregular work.) This is the middle of the morning. Willingham Cotton Mills." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

George Christopher: 1910

George Christopher: 1910

Nashville, November 1910. "George Christopher, Postal Telegraph messenger #7, fourteen years old. Been at it over three years. Does not work nights." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Ghostland: 1920

Ghostland: 1920

Workers on the tracks at Union Station in Washington on a winter day circa 1920. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

A Young Waitress: 1917

A Young Waitress: 1917

January 31, 1917. "Exchange Luncheon. Delia Kane, 14 years old. 99 C Street, South Boston. A young waitress." View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Dome Gas: 1921

Dome Gas: 1921

"Dome Oil Co., Takoma Park." In Maryland in 1921, a gritty diorama of the Petroleum Age. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Big Steel: 1941

Big Steel: 1941

Nov. 1941. Etna, Pennsylvania. "Blast furnaces and ore at the Carnegie-Illinois Steel mills." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 
 
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