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Park Row: 1912

Park Row: 1912

The Park Row Building circa 1912. View full size. For nine years this 1899 tower, at 391 feet, was the tallest in New York. Read more here and here.

 

The Three Amigos: 1908

The Three Amigos: 1908

November 29, 1908. Boys working in the Eureka Cotton Mills at Chester, South Carolina. Rob Dover (tallest boy) has been in mill eight or nine years. Melvin Reilly (middle) in mill one year. Boyd McKowan is about 15 years old. Been in mill five years. Witness Sara R. Hine. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Mill Kids: 1908

Mill Kids: 1908

November 30, 1908. School in Lancaster, South Carolina, attended by children who work in the cotton mills. Enrollment 163. Attendance, usually about 100. These are all that attend out of the 1,000 employed at the mill. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View even larger.

 

Group: 1893

Group: 1893

Visitors at Marshall Hall, 1893. View full size. Photo by William Cruikshank. Marshall Hall, an estate and ferry stop across the Potomac from Mount Vernon, was a popular picnic and concert destination for day-trippers from Washington.

 

The Barefoot Sweeper: 1916

The Barefoot Sweeper: 1916

15-year-old sweeper in the spinning and spooling room of Berkshire Cotton Mills. Adams, Massachusetts. July 10, 1916. View full size. Photo by Lewis Hine.

 

California Here I Come: 1943

California Here I Come: 1943

Santa Fe freight about to leave for the West Coast from the Corwith Yard at Chicago. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. This is the freight Jack accompanied from Chicago to California in March 1943, taking many pictures along the way for the Office of War Information.

 

Proviso Yard: 1942

Proviso Yard: 1942

Classification yard at the Chicago & North Western Proviso Yard. December 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Chicago and North Western: 1942

Chicago and North Western: 1942

General view of one of the Chicago and North Western railroad yards at Chicago. December 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Black and White: 1958

Black and White: 1958

"African American high school girl being educated via television during the period that the Little Rock (Arkansas) schools were closed to avoid integration." September 1958. View full size. Photograph by Thomas J. O'Halloran, USNWR.

 

Deadwood From Forest Hill: 1888

Deadwood From Forest Hill: 1888

Deadwood, South Dakota, from Forest Hill. View full size. Circa 1888 photograph by John C.H. Grabill.

 

Deadwood Closeup: 1888

Deadwood Closeup: 1888

Deadwood, South Dakota, from Mrs. Livingston's Hill. View full size. Circa 1888 photograph by John C.H. Grabill. More Deadwood here.

 

New Haven Newsies: 1909

New Haven Newsies: 1909

High school route boys for the New Haven Register. New Haven, Connecticut, March 1909. "Adolescents. Some in back row have been newsboys for seven, eight and nine years." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Two Trains: 1924

Two Trains: 1924

"Train of 1862 & 1924 Limited - Great Northern." 5x7 glass negative. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Nashville: 1864

Nashville: 1864

Fortified railroad bridge across the Cumberland River at Nashville, 1864. "Continuing his policy of the offensive at any cost, Gen. John B. Hood brought his reduced army before the defenses of Nashville, where it was overthrown by Gen. George H. Thomas on December 15-16, in the most complete victory of the war. If the date borne on this photograph is correct, it was taken in the course of the battle." View full size. Wet collodion glass stereograph by George N. Barnard.

 

Vanderbilt Cup: 1908

Vanderbilt Cup: 1908

Janatzy in the Vanderbilt Cup auto race. Possibly October 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. More posts from the race follow.

 
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