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Watts Bar Dam: 1942

Watts Bar Dam: 1942

June 1942. Checking the alignment of a turbine shaft at the top of the guide bearing in the TVA hydroelectric plant at Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Langley Field: 1942

Langley Field: 1942

July 1942. Servicing an A-20 bomber at Langley Field, Virginia. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Fort Knox: 1942

Fort Knox: 1942

June 1942. Tank commander at Fort Knox, Kentucky. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Spoiled Nan: 1911

Spoiled Nan: 1911

Eastport, Maine. August 1911. "Nan de Gallant, 4 Clark Street, 9 year old cartoner, Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #2. Packs some with her mother. Mother and two sisters work in factory. One sister has made $7 in one day. During the rush season, the women begin work at 7 a.m., and at times work until midnight. Brother works on boats. The family comes from Perry, Maine, just for the summer months. Work is very irregular. Nan is already a spoiled child." View full size. Lewis W. Hine.

 

Fish: 1917

Fish: 1917

April 1917. "Teaching a deaf-mute to talk. Training School for Deaf Mutes. Sulphur, Oklahoma." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

A Little Spinner: 1909

A Little Spinner: 1909

January 1909. "A little spinner in Globe Cotton Mill. Augusta, Ga. The overseer admitted she was regularly employed." View full size. Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Just Wandered In: 1908

Just Wandered In: 1908

December 3, 1908. "A little spinner in the Mollahan Mills, Newberry, S.C. She was tending her 'sides' like a veteran, but after I took the photo, the overseer came up and said in an apologetic tone that was pathetic, 'She just happened in.' Then a moment later he repeated the information. The mills appear to be full of youngsters that 'just happened in,' or are 'helping sister.' Witness Sara R. Hine." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Hawaii Six-O

Hawaii Six-O

From 1960, another view of the Kilauea eruption near Kapoho. Building at left is the F. Nakamura Store. 35mm Ektachrome transparency. View full size.

 

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall ...

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall ...

Today we continue documenting the annual vacation odysseys of the Red Chevy family from Great Falls with a 35mm Kodachrome titled: "Great Divide at Kicking Horse Pass, Yoho National Park, Alberta, Canada. July 18, 1961." I found these on eBay — picture after picture of the family car, a 1960 Chevrolet, every summer from 1960 to 1964. More below, including the actual kids. View full size.

 

New Oldses: 1951

New Oldses: 1951

"1951 Oldsmobile final assembly." View full size. Ex General Motors archives.

 

Just a Little Closer to the Volcano ...

Just a Little Closer to the Volcano ...

Kilauea eruption with molten lava and papaya trees near Kapoho, Hawaii, 1960. 35mm Ektachrome transparency, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Whee. Yippee. Yahoo.

Whee. Yippee. Yahoo.

"Fall 1939." Little boy with what looks like a motorized Erector set. Another snapshot I found on eBay. View full size. Where are you now, kid?

 

Boston Laundry: 1905

Boston Laundry: 1905

"Women at work in an unidentified laundry, possibly in Boston." Circa 1905. Currier Photo. View full size.

 

Willie of Montgomery: 1914

Willie of Montgomery: 1914

October 1914. Montgomery, Alabama. "Willie Cheatham, Western Union messenger #1. Says he is 16 now; been messenger for 6 years. Late Sunday night, October 4th, I talked with him, still on duty, until 10 P.M. 'You bet I know every crooked house in town. Went to school with one of those girls when she was straight. Her mother died and she went bad. Some young girls were there too. I go out to Red Light some with messages and packages, and if I want to, I bust right in and sit down.' Hard face." View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Hawaii: 1962

Hawaii: 1962

Somewhere in Hawaii in 1962 - who can tell us where? 35mm Ektachrome transparency from a California thrift store. View full size.

 
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