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Phone Girl Shot at Party: 1909

Phone Girl Shot at Party: 1909

March 1909. Hartford, Conn. "Newsgirls coming through the alley. The smallest girl has been selling for 2 years." Our revised title for this post comes from one of the newspaper headlines seen here: PHONE GIRL MYSTERIOUSLY SHOT AT PARTY. Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Ford Motor Company: 1910

Ford Motor Company: 1910

Circa 1910. "Ford Motor Co., Detroit, Michigan. Highland Park plant." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Style Council: 1943

Style Council: 1943

May 1943. "Boys who live in the Harlem area." Three fly guys. Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fourteenth Census: 1919

Fourteenth Census: 1919

December 1919. Washington, D.C. "Sorting machine, U.S. Census." Getting ready to tabulate the 1920 Census. Under-height operators will please furnish their own boxes. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Barber of Harrisonburg : 1941

The Barber of Harrisonburg : 1941

January 1941. Harrisonburg, Virginia. "Shenandoah Valley. The Valley State Employment Service is aiding in the tapping the skilled labor resources of the Valley. These signs have been widely distributed. This one is in the center of Harrisonburg." Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Stovepipe Hut: 1938

Stovepipe Hut: 1938

October 1938. "Tent of migrant stove maker and repairer on U.S. 90 near Jeanerette, Louisiana." Photo by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size.

 

The Bossy Lamppost: 1943

The Bossy Lamppost: 1943

New York, May-June 1943. "Many accidents are attributed to unpatrolled intersections in Harlem. Here schoolchildren are allowed to run across busy intersections unescorted." Photo by Gordon Parks for the OWI. View full size.

 
 
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