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February 1942. B.F. Goodrich plant. "Not only as nurses behind the battle lines, but as workers in the factories producing important war goods, women are doing much to win this war and to spare the lives of the men doing the actual fighting. These girls are preparing a metal fuel tank to receive a bullet-sealing cover, an important new safety development to military aviation." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.
November 1910. Birmingham, Alabama. "Our baby doffer" they called him. Donnie Cole. Has been doffing for some months. When asked his age, he hesitated, then said, "I'm twelve." Another young boy said, "He can't work unless he's twelve." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.
August 1, 1910. New York Giants centerfielder Fred Snodgrass, whose 10th-inning error in the 1912 World Series shadowed him for the rest of his life, and beyond. Headline of his obituary in the New York Times: "Fred Snodgrass, 86, Is Dead; Ball Player Muffed 1912 Fly." View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.