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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Horses

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.

 

Union Square: 1908

Union Square: 1908

Work Horse Parade obstacle course on Union Square, New York City. June 13, 1908. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Center Market: 1890

Center Market: 1890

Wagons at the Center Market, Washington, D.C., circa 1890. View full size.

 

Will Work for Food: 1935

Will Work for Food: 1935

"Mule in Hale County, Alabama, 1935." Photo by Walker Evans. View full size.

 

R.P. Bean Ranch: c. 1910

R.P. Bean Ranch: c. 1910

The R.P. Bean Ranch, with four cowboys and three horses, near Van Horn, Texas, c. 1910. View full size (Courtesy Portal to Texas History).

 
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