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Boston Market: 1909

Boston Market: 1909

October 1909. "Late at night. Boston market. Many young venders." 5x7 glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Brown Mine: 1908

Brown Mine: 1908

October 1908. Digging coal by machinery at the Brown Mine in West Virginia. Note open-flame headlamps. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

A Gentle Reminder: 1938

A Gentle Reminder: 1938

1938 WPA silkscreen poster promoting oral hygiene. Artist unknown. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection. Now available as a print!

 

A Fast Crowd: 1916

A Fast Crowd: 1916

June 18, 1916. Sunday recreation at Sandy Beach for mill boys ages 14-16. Fall River, Massachusetts. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Horseplay: 1916

Horseplay: 1916

Mill boys showing off at Sandy Beach. June 1916. Fall River, Massachusetts. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. What else are these boys up to? Read on.

 

Peyton Place: 1916

Peyton Place: 1916

June 1916. "Pick-up at Sandy Beach merry-go-round. Girls are 14-16. Wearing short dresses." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

'Pick-up' in the Park: 1916

'Pick-up' in the Park: 1916

June 1916. A Sunday afternoon "pick-up" at Sandy Beach. Girls about 15. Fall River, Massachusetts. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Kids These Days: 1916

Kids These Days: 1916

June 1916. Sandy Beach near Fall River, Massachusetts. "Two girls in foreground about 15. Mr. Tebbutt says dance hall bad conditions. Penny picture machine attracting crowds." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

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.

 

Douglas Dam: 1942

Douglas Dam: 1942

June 1942. Construction work at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Douglas Dam. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Kids in the Hall: 1902

Kids in the Hall: 1902

When Teacher's away, the boys will play. Posed mayhem from St. Louis photographer Fitz W. Guerin. View full size.

Quite the Dish: 1902

Quite the Dish: 1902

A well-rounded young lady in dancing costume as photographed in the studio of Fitz Guerin in 1902, the year before his death. View full size.

Mechanical Nightmare

Mechanical Nightmare

Chesapeake & Ohio M-1 steam turbine 502 at Cincinnati on July 2, 1949. These coal-fired turbine locomotives were complete failures in passenger service despite their impressive size and complexity. Built in 1947 by Baldwin Locomotive for exorbitant prices, all three were retired by 1950. Color of this engine, in case you're wondering, was yellow-orange up top with gray beneath, with dark blue lettering and trim. 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.

 

Pasquale and Sandy: 1911

Pasquale and Sandy: 1911

A young leader and a driver, Shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Company mine at Pittston. Pasquale Salvo and Sandy Castina. January 1911. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
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