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The Ideal Brain Tonic

The Ideal Brain Tonic

A very early use of Coca-Cola's now-familiar Spencerian script logo (at least the earliest example we could find in a newspaper archive of more than 64 million pages) was in this April 15, 1894, ad for the Douglas, Thomas & Davison soda fountain in Atlanta, birthplace of Coke and home of the new Coca-Cola museum. [Credit: NewspaperArchive.com]

Filogamo & Alvarez: 1909

Filogamo & Alvarez: 1909

Tampa, Florida. Cigarmakers in the factory of Filogamo & Alvarez, January 1909. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. This part of Tampa is the now fashionably upscale Ybor City district, where many of the old cigar factories have been repurposed as apartments, condos and gallery spaces. Starbucks, anyone?

 

Ybor City: 1909

Ybor City: 1909

January 1909. "Young cigarmakers in Englehardt & Co., Tampa. Youngsters all smoke." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Cigar Factory Reader: 1909

Cigar Factory Reader: 1909

"A 'reader' in cigar factory in Tampa, Fla. He reads books and newspapers at top of his voice all day long. This is all the education many of these workers receive. He is paid by them and they select what he shall read." January 1909. View full size.

 

Cigar Box Girls: 1909

Cigar Box Girls: 1909

January 28, 1909. "Girls working in Tampa, Florida, cigar box factory. I saw 10 small boys and girls. Has had reputation for employment of youngsters but work is slack now." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Mary Creed: 1917

Mary Creed: 1917

Boston, January 24, 1917. Mary Creed, 14 years old. Selling cigars in store of Mrs. Breslin, 817 Harrison Avenue. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

East Side Eviction: 1908

East Side Eviction: 1908

Eviction in an East Side neighborhood of New York circa 1908. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Lock, Stock and Barrel: 1908

Lock, Stock and Barrel: 1908

Moving van at an apartment eviction in New York circa 1908. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Light's Out: 1937

Light's Out: 1937

From 1937 comes this silkscreen Federal Art Project poster warning of the consequences of vandalism. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection.

 

Fish in a Basket: 1909

Fish in a Basket: 1909

October 1909. Boy selling fish from a basket in Boston street market. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

The Parlor Slacker: 1918

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The Parlor Slacker: 1918

1918 slackers: The check dodger, car seat caretakers, the parlor slacker, slackerette and planting a grandmother. Perhaps someone could explain that last one. View full illustration.

Fate of the Rebel Flag: 1861

Fate of the Rebel Flag: 1861

Available as a Juniper Gallery Fine-Art Print, "Fate of the Rebel Flag" is the second of a pair of patriotic lithographs with a militantly Unionist theme based on paintings by William Bauly and issued by New York art publisher William Schaus in September 1861 at the start of the Civil War. In a spectacular nocturnal scene, a large warship sinks and burns, the flames taking on the configuration of the first flag of the Confederacy, the blue field with seven stars being formed by the night sky. Lightning strikes the flag from the upper left. View full size.

 

Boston Market: 1909

Boston Market: 1909

October 1909. "Late at night. Boston market. Many young venders." 5x7 glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Brown Mine: 1908

Brown Mine: 1908

October 1908. Digging coal by machinery at the Brown Mine in West Virginia. Note open-flame headlamps. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

A Gentle Reminder: 1938

A Gentle Reminder: 1938

1938 WPA silkscreen poster promoting oral hygiene. Artist unknown. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection. Now available as a print!

 
 
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