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Carnival Ride From Hell: 1911

Carnival Ride From Hell: 1911

January 1911. South Pittston, Pennsylvania. "A view of the Pennsylvania Breaker. 'Breaker boys' remove rocks and other debris from the coal by hand as it passes beneath them. The dust is so dense at times as to obscure the view and penetrates the utmost recesses of the boys' lungs." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

From the 1906 book The Bitter Cry of the Children by labor reformer John Spargo:

        Work in the coal breakers is exceedingly hard and dangerous. Crouched over the chutes, the boys sit hour after hour, picking out the pieces of slate and other refuse from the coal as it rushes past to the washers. From the cramped position they have to assume, most of them become more or less deformed and bent-backed like old men. When a boy has been working for some time and begins to get round-shouldered, his fellows say that “He’s got his boy to carry round wherever he goes.”

 

Breaker Boys: 1911

Breaker Boys: 1911

January 1911. "Group of boys working in No. 9 Breaker. Pennsylvania Coal Co., Hughestown Borough, Pittston, Pennsylvania. Smallest is Sam Belloma, Pine Street." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

Tobacco Tim: 1917

Tobacco Tim: 1917

August 6, 1917. "10 year old picker on Gildersleeve Tobacco Farm. Gildersleeve, Connecticut." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

Olden Arches: 1936

Olden Arches: 1936

April 1936. "Housing conditions in crowded parts of Milwaukee. Housing under the Wisconsin Avenue viaduct." Another look at the F. Knop Tavern, last seen here. Nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Terry's Coffee Shop: 1941

Terry's Coffee Shop: 1941

September 1941. "Transport truck in service station. Scottsbluff, Nebraska." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cream City: 1936

Cream City: 1936

April 1936. "Rear of houses at 711 West State Street. Milwaukee Vocational School in background." Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

F. Knop Tavern: 1936

F. Knop Tavern: 1936

April 1936. "Housing conditions in crowded parts of Milwaukee. Housing under Wisconsin Avenue viaduct." Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Muskogee Yards: 1939

Muskogee Yards: 1939

July 1939. "Railroad yards. Muskogee, Oklahoma." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Derby From Ansonia: 1940

Derby From Ansonia: 1940

November 1940. "View of Derby, Connecticut, from the Ansonia side of the Naugatuck River." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Pine Camp: 1941

Pine Camp: 1941

August 1941. "Pine Camp military area, near Watertown, N.Y. Removal of farm families and relocation in new sections with the aid of the New York Defense Relocation Corporation. Two of the children of Mr. Earl J. Brown helping to get the last few belongings out of their farm in the Pine Camp expansion area." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

DeLand Links: 1905

DeLand Links: 1905

Circa 1905. "Golf -- College Arms Hotel, DeLand, Florida." Back before golf carts, there was the golf train. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Route 99: 1939

Route 99: 1939

April 1939. "U.S. 99 on ridge over Tehachapi Mountains. Heavy truck route between Los Angeles and San Joaquin Valley over which migrants travel back and forth." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Manhasset 346: 1942

Manhasset 346: 1942

May 12, 1942. "William S. Paley, residence in Manhasset, Long Island, New York. Library, telephone table." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

When Frilly Met Paley: 1942

When Frilly Met Paley: 1942

September 19, 1942. "William S. Paley, residence in Manhasset, Long Island. Mrs. Paley's bedroom, to bed." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

        Dorothy Hearst Paley was sketched by Matisse, photographed by Cecil Beaton and Horst, listed as one of the world's best-dressed women and featured in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. She decorated Kiluna Farm, the Paleys' 85-acre estate in Manhasset, with a saltwater pool and an indoor tennis court, lining the walls with their growing collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Twenty-two servants looked after the house, gardens and greenhouse. (N.Y. Times)

 

Chez Chintz: 1942

Chez Chintz: 1942

May 12, 1942. "William S. Paley, residence in Manhasset, Long Island, New York. Living room, to large window." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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