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Window on the World: 1908

Window on the World: 1908

October 1908. "Lunch time at the Economy Glass Works in Morgantown, W. Va. Plenty more like this inside." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

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In spite of the fact that they were no doubt being exploited by the bosses, they seem well dressed and eating out of nice dinner kits, so I would assume the 50 to 75 cents a day they made was a nice addendum to the family income, enough so that they were provided with nicer clothing and better food than their non-working siblings. Even so, I wouldn't trade places with them.

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