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Nathaniel Dial Children: 1922

Nathaniel Dial Children: 1922

The children of U.S. Senator Nathaniel Dial, May 27. 1922. From the National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 

My Wife's Accident Made Me Happy!

My Wife's Accident Made Me Happy!

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Matoaca Mother: 1911

Matoaca Mother: 1911

June 1911. "Mrs. L. Bosher, living in the rundown cotton mill village of Matoaca, Virginia. Her husband has been a mill hand here for a long time but recently got work uptown, as many of their neighbors have done during the slack times, most of them going way into the city [Richmond] to the trunk and cigarette factories." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Purdie Family: 1911

Purdie Family: 1911

Matoaca, Virginia. June 1911. "Lawrence Purdie (right end) has been spinning in the mule room of the cotton mill at Matoaca for two years. His brother, next to him, helps there. Others in the photo are not working yet. The father is not at work now as work is slack." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Madame Queen: 1943

Madame Queen: 1943

A closeup of Santa Fe 5000, as identified by Lost World below in the original post of the uncropped photo taken in 1943 by Jack Delano. View full size.

Proviso Yard: 1943

Proviso Yard: 1943

Chicago, April 1943. Proviso freight classification yard of the Chicago & North Western R.R. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Ozark Mother: 1935

Ozark Mother: 1935

October 1935. "Poverty on the march." Wife and child of destitute Ozark family in Arkansas. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn. View full size.

 
 
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