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South Pittston: 1911

South Pittston: 1911

Shaft No. 6 workers at the Pennsylvania Coal Company's South Pittston mine. January 1911. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Quitting Time: 1911

Quitting Time: 1911

December 1910 or January 1911. At the close of the day, just up from the shaft at the Pennsylvania Coal Company's South Pittston mine. Smallest boy, next to right hand end, is a nipper. On his right is Arthur, a driver. Joe on Arthur's right is a nipper. Frank, boy at left, is a nipper, works a mile underground from the shaft, which is 5000 feet down. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Shaft No. 6: 1911

Shaft No. 6: 1911

January 1911. Mule power and motor power. A young driver in Shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Company mine at Pittston. View full size. 5x7 glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. National Child Labor Committee Collection.

 

Pa's Perfectly Frank About It: 1918

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Pa's Perfectly Frank About It: 1918

That Son-In-Law of Pa's by Charles H. Wellington. Published May 1, 1918. View full comic. You can find more in our new comics section and don't forget to subscribe to the comics RSS feed.

Shelbyville: 1938

Shelbyville: 1938

October 1938. Shelbyville, Indiana. Hearse meeting casket at railroad station. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon.

 

Pails in Comparison: 1939

Pails in Comparison: 1939

September 1939. Children's lunch pails wait for their owners in a rural Wisconsin schoolhouse. View full size. Photograph by John Vachon.

 

School Days: 1939

School Days: 1939

September 1939. "Rural schoolroom in Wisconsin." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Drink a Bite to Eat: 1938

Drink a Bite to Eat: 1938

April 1938. Store in Halifax, North Carolina, with signs advertising carbonated beverages and patent medicines. View full size. Photograph by John Vachon.

 

The Fly in the Ointment: 1920

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The Fly in the Ointment: 1920

"The Fly in the Ointment," dated May 22, 1920. Even bigger laffs. More Shorpy funnies on the Comics Page. Subscribe to the Shorpy Comics Feed!

Coal Miner's Son: 1939

Coal Miner's Son: 1939

May 1939. Coal miner's son in Kempton, West Virginia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration.

 

St. Paul: 1939

St. Paul: 1939

Lady resident of a St. Paul rooming house. September 1939. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration.

 

The Farmer's Wife

The Farmer's Wife

October 1938. Farm wife and baby waiting in the car while her husband attends the auction. Oskaloosa, Kansas. View full size. Photograph by John Vachon.

 

The Farmer's Daughter

The Farmer's Daughter

October 1938. Farm girl in Seward County, Nebraska. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Doggie in the Window: 1937

Doggie in the Window: 1937

April 1937. Children playing in Washington, D.C. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Pa's Got Th' Right System: 1918

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Pa's Got Th' Right System: 1918

"Cap" Stubbs, by Edwina Dumm, Published on January 5, 1918. View full size.

 
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