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Shipshape: 1910

Shipshape: 1910

Circa 1910. "Gunston Hall, Virginia." The "Gibson Girl on a Cruise" look predominating here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Baggage Express: 1917

Baggage Express: 1917

February 1917. "Union Transfer Company truck, German Embassy." The scene at the embassy in Washington after Woodrow Wilson ended diplomatic relations with Germany, two months before the United States made its declaration of war. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Well Connected: 1921

Well Connected: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Washington Railway & Electric Co." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Party Time: 1923

Party Time: 1923

October 15, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Dorothy Mondell, Elizabeth Taylor Jones." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Youngs: 1909

The Youngs: 1909

January 22, 1909. Tifton, Georgia. "Family working in the Tifton Cotton Mill. Mrs. A.J. Young works in mill and at home. Nell (oldest girl) alternates in mill with mother. Mammy (next girl) runs 2 sides. Mary (next) runs 1½ sides. Elic (oldest boy) works regularly. Eddie (next girl) helps in mill, sticks on bobbins. Four smallest children not working yet. The mother said she earns $4.50 a week and all the children earn $4.50 a week. Husband died and left her with 11 children. Two of them went off and got married. The family left the farm two years ago to work in the mill." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Eads Bridge: 1901

Eads Bridge: 1901

"Eads Bridge over the Mississippi at St. Louis, Missouri, 1901." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Witts: 1911

The Witts: 1911

May 1911. Roanoke, Va. "Dependent Parents. R.L. Witt. He is apparently working on the railroad, but his three oldest children, here work in the Roanoke Cotton Mills. Mamie is only 12 years old and earns very little. Home is very poorly kept. Mother would not be in the photo." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Cigarette Lighter: 1964

Cigarette Lighter: 1964

Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1964. "Cornett boys smoking by car." No after-school soccer for these lads. Print from a 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.

Old Man River: 1900

Old Man River: 1900

Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1910. "Mississippi River packet James Lee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Electric Light Baths: 1907

Electric Light Baths: 1907

Pittsburgh circa 1907. "T.J. Keenan Building." Tenth Floor: "Electric Light Baths." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Little Woman: 1905

The Little Woman: 1905

Circa 1905. "The Missis." A real you-know-what, with fake hands. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Over the River: 1904

Over the River: 1904

Rochester, New York, circa 1904. "Where Main Street crosses the Genesee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Buffalo Savings: 1904

Buffalo Savings: 1904

Buffalo, New York, circa MCMIV. "Buffalo Savings Bank." Just look at the time -- I:LV -- gotta run! 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

A Race Set Free: 1906

A Race Set Free: 1906

Boston circa 1906. "Lincoln statue, Park Square." An interesting juxtaposition of Emancipation and Plumbing Supplies. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Fords: 1906

The Fords: 1906

Washington, D.C., circa 1906. "The Fords, Rock Creek, zoo park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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