MAY CONTAIN NUTS
HOME
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WWI: IF YOU CAN'T ENLIST - INVEST
 

Shorpy members who are Patreon contributors get an ad-free experience! (Mostly -- there's still an ad above the comments.) Sign up or learn more.

Tom Polk: 1912

Tom Polk: 1912

May 1912. Spartanburg, South Carolina. Tom Polk, "goin' on 13." Prematurely old, works in Beaumont Mill. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Squinting for Hine

Of course being dragged out of the dark mill and posed in the sunlight probably didn't help his expression either.

What is wrong with his mouth?

Are his lips just extremely chapped? Actually looks like dried blood as it appears to be on his teeth also.

[Beverage mustache. - Dave]

Tom Polk

Back when the men were men and so were the boys.

I look at this and think about my 40-year-old co-worker complaining about how Barney's no longer sells his favorite mango-papaya anti-wrinkle eye cream.

Syndicate content  Shorpy.com is a vintage photography site featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. Contact us | Privacy policy | Site © 2021 Shorpy Inc.