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Lock, Stock and Barrel: 1908

Lock, Stock and Barrel: 1908

Moving van at an apartment eviction in New York circa 1908. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Drivers and Trapper: 1908

Drivers and Trapper: 1908

September 1908. Young mule drivers and trapper boy at the Brown Mine near Brown, West Virginia. Underground from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. View full size.

 

Serafino and Chub: 1911

Serafino and Chub: 1911

January 1911. "Serafino driving Chub, his mule. Shaft #7, Pennsylvania Coal Company mine at South Pittston." Bright spots are open flames of lamps on the boys' hats. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Willie the Nipper: 1911

Willie the Nipper: 1911

January 1911. Willie Bryden holding the door open while a trip goes through. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Shaft No. 6: 1911

Shaft No. 6: 1911

January 1911. Mule power and motor power. A young driver in Shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Company mine at Pittston. View full size. 5x7 glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. National Child Labor Committee Collection.

 

Archie Roosevelt: c. 1903

Archie Roosevelt: c. 1903

Archie Roosevelt, the son of Theodore, sits on a pony. Photograpy by Pach Bros., c. 1903. View full size. | Archie's biography.

The Winning Team: 1908

The Winning Team: 1908

Borden team, winner of the obstacle test in the Work Horse Parade on Union Square. June 13, 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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