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Where the Sun Never Shines: 1908

Where the Sun Never Shines: 1908

October 1908. "Drivers in a West Virginia Coal Mine. Plenty boys driving and on tipple." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Migrant Mother: 1936

Migrant Mother: 1936

        The anonymous subject of this famous Depression-era portrait known as "Migrant Mother" came forward in the late 1970s and was revealed to be Florence Owens Thompson. She died in 1983.

February 1936. Nipomo, California. "Destitute pea pickers living in tent in migrant camp. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two." Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Birmingham: 1936

Birmingham: 1936

March 1936. Workers' company houses and outhouses. Republic Steel, Birmingham, Alabama. Photograph by Walker Evans. View full size.

 

The Motor City: 1942

The Motor City: 1942

Looking south along Woodward Avenue from the Maccabees Building at Warren Avenue, with downtown Detroit in the distance. July 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel. Note the four yellow streetcars.

 

Best Easter Wishes: 1908

Best Easter Wishes: 1908

"Best Easter Wishes." Chick pulling flowers in small wagon. Rotograph Company of New York, 1908. View full size.

 

Fifth Avenue Easter: 1913

Fifth Avenue Easter: 1913

Easter 1913. Fifth Avenue, New York. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

St. Patrick's Easter: 1911

St. Patrick's Easter: 1911

Easter 1911. St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size. Note the pair of Hansom cabs, named after the inventor (Joseph Hansom) and the type of carriage (cabriolet). Hansom cabriolets fitted with taximeters became known as taxicabs. Note the "curtain" in front of the cab -- to keep the passenger from having to see the horse do what horses do.

 

Indy Newsies: 1908

Indy Newsies: 1908

Indianapolis newsboys waiting for the Base Ball edition, in a newspaper office. August 1908. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Gaslight: 1909

Gaslight: 1909

Newsboy Club in Boston. October 1909. Photo by Lewis Hine. View full size.

 

Our Gang: 1910

Our Gang: 1910

St. Louis, Missouri. May 7, 1910. "Jefferson Street Gang of newsboys at 10 P.M. over campfire in corner lot behind bill-board. Jefferson Street near Olive." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Pool Boys: 1910

Pool Boys: 1910

May 1910. "A Pool Room at Chouteau & Manchester, St. Louis, where these boys play pool and smoke while waiting for papers. The smallest boy is 9 years old and sells until 9 P.M." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Rush Hour, Detroit: 1942

Rush Hour, Detroit: 1942

Traffic at 5:30 on 2nd Avenue at West Grand Boulevard, Detroit. July 1942. View full size. Kodachrome by Arthur Siegel. The General Motors Building is at left. Here's the same intersection today, seen from the other direction. The picture was taken from the 28-story Fisher Building (green copper roof) across the street.

 

Don't Touch That Dial: 1921

Don't Touch That Dial: 1921

November 10, 1921. "Radio switchboard" somewhere in the vicinity of New York City. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Squat-N-Gobble: 1940

Squat-N-Gobble: 1940

September 1940. "Men of the community of Pie Town, New Mexico, eating at the barbeque." Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Pie Town BBQ: 1940

Pie Town BBQ: 1940

September 1940. "Homesteader and his children eating barbeque at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair." Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee. View full size.

 
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