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Luxor: 1858

Luxor: 1858

Papyrus-motif colonnade, Court of Amenhotep III at the Temple of Thebes (Luxor, Egypt). Circa 1858 albumen print by Francis Frith. View full size.

 

Home Movies: 1922

Home Movies: 1922

November 13, 1922. Mrs. Ed B. McLean and children. View full size. National Photo Company Collection. Who can identify the camera for us?

 

Swingers: 1923

Swingers: 1923

May 4, 1923. "Mrs. Virginia Riter, Mrs. E.M. Allison, Mrs. Helen Rutan." 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Lawrence: 1911

Lawrence: 1911

Young workers at a Lawrence, Massachusetts, manufacturing concern (fabric mill or cannery). September 1911. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Karnak: 1858

Karnak: 1858

Portico at ruins of Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Karnak at Luxor, Egypt, circa 1858. View full size. Albumen print by Francis Frith.

 

Potomac Rowers: 1921

Potomac Rowers: 1921

"Potomac Boat Club Sema [?] Sig," 1921, with the Key Bridge under construction in the background. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

The House Jack Built: 1940

The House Jack Built: 1940

Sept. 1940. The Jack Whinery family in their Pie Town dugout. Homesteader Whinery, a licensed preacher, donates his services to the local church. More on the family below. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee.

 

Pie Town Homesteaders: 1940

Pie Town Homesteaders: 1940

September 1940. Jack Whinery, Pie Town, New Mexico, homesteader, with his wife and the youngest of his five children in their dirt-floor dugout home. Whinery homesteaded with no cash less than a year ago and does not have much equipment; consequently he and his family farm the slow, hard way, by hand. Main window of their dugout was made from the windshield of the worn-out car which brought this family to Pie Town from West Texas. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Lowest Price in Town Sale: 1938

Lowest Price in Town Sale: 1938

Summer 1938. Drugstore window in Newark, Ohio. View full size. Photograph (35mm nitrate negative) by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration.

 

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1943

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1943

April 1943. Dr. Schreiber gives a typhoid inoculation at a rural school in San Augustine County, Texas. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Miller Time: 1943

Miller Time: 1943

June 1943. Workers leaving the Pennsylvania shipyards at Beaumont, Texas. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon.

 

Harry McShane: 1908

Harry McShane: 1908

Harry McShane, 134 Broadway, Cincinnati. Sixteen years of age on June 29, 1908. Had his left arm pulled off near shoulder, and right leg broken through kneecap by being caught on belt of a machine in Spring Works factory [below] in May 1908. Had been working there more than 2 years. Was on his feet for first time after the accident the day this photo was taken. No attention was paid by employers to the boy either at hospital or home according to statement of boy's father. No compensation. View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Yeatman Alley: 1908

Yeatman Alley: 1908

August 1908. Greeno Spring Works, factory where Harry McShane was injured. 314 Yeatman Alley, Cincinnati. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Beware of Dad: 1909

Beware of Dad: 1909

March 1909. Hartford, Connecticut. Tony Casale (also called "Bologna"), eleven years old. Been selling four years. Sells until 10 P.M. sometimes. His paper boss told me the boy had shown him the marks on his arm where his father had bitten him for not selling more papers. The boy said, "Drunken men say bad words to us." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

The Pause That Refreshes

The Pause That Refreshes

September 1935. Resident of Smithland, Kentucky. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative. Photograph by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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