Monthly Archives: August 2018

“Sandhogs: A gang of tough men build a tough tunnel”

Carl Mydans, [Sandhogs building Midtown tunnel, New York], 1939 (201.2005) Carl Mydans, [Sandhogs working under East River, New York], 1939 (204.2005) After the shove, the iron segments are pulled hastily into place between the shield and the last-laid ring. Each … Continue reading

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“Approaching perfection”: Making glass bottles at the Whitall Tatum Company

Lewis Wickes Hine, [Whitall Tatum Company houses, Millville, New Jersey], 1936-37 (894-1975) Millville, New Jersey – Scenes. A view of Whitall Tatum Company houses. Yards looking from Myrtle St. to upper Whitall Tatum plant. Emphasis on lack of sanitation and … Continue reading

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Labor Day Week: Making glass bottles and glass door knobs

Lewis Wickes Hine, [Blowers in green glass monkey shop, T.C. Wheaton Company, Millville, New Jersey], March 26, 1937 (906.1975) Millville, New Jersey – Glass bottles. T.C. Wheaton Co. Green glass monkey shop. This shows the set-up of a green glass … Continue reading

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Labor Day Week: Paragon Rubber Company and American Character Doll

Lewis Wickes Hine, [Unskilled workers cutting rubber and feeding, Paragon Rubber Company and American Character Doll, Easthampton, Massachusetts], 1936-37 (775.1975) Lewis Wickes Hine, [Worker stripping rubber bodies off core-bars, Paragon Rubber Company and American Character Doll, Easthampton, Massachusetts], December 1936 … Continue reading

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Labor Day Week: Lewhine

Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), The superintendent and one of the spinners, Catawba Cotton Mills, Newton, North Carolina. Others smaller still. Ten boys and girls this size and smaller out of a force of 40 employees, December 1908 Child Labor Victory … Continue reading

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Leonard Bernstein Centennial

Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), Marian Anderson and Leonard Bernstein, Lewisohn Stadium, New York, June 1947 (1628.1990) The Ruth Orkin Archive is here. Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), Bernstein Playing Piano, Lewisohn Stadium, New York, 1947 (1626.1990) Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), Bernstein conducting, Lewisohn Stadium, … Continue reading

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, 1932 (197.1994) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Alberto Giacometti, 1961 (301.1994) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Naples, 1963 (229.1994) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Mexico, 1964 (235.1994) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Sifnos, Greece, 1961 (228.1994) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Athens, … Continue reading

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