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“Pouring the Heat”

Margaret Bourke-White, [Heavily tattooed chest and arms of workman at the Bethlehem Ship Building Co.], 1938 (1738.2005) Margaret Bourke-White, [Heavily tattooed chest and arms of workman at the Bethlehem Ship Building Co.] [verso], 1938 (1738.2005) Baltimore dry dock plant of … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day

Unidentified Photographer, [Violinist], ca. 1870 (2008.81.20) Unidentified Photographer, [Banjo Player], ca. 1870 (2418.2005) Unidentified Photographer, [Cellist], ca. 1870 (2008.81.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Trumpeter], ca. 1870 (2008.81.32) Unidentified Photographer, [Harmonica Player], ca. 1870 (2008.81.1) Strike up the band… Happy Labor Day!

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“I don’t know.”

W. Eugene Smith, Rail worker Joseph Hunter, Ohio, 1949, (1559.2005) Rail Worker Joseph Hunter, long time Republican, is switchman on line that serves Bessemer converters at Youngstown. He has three-word opinion of Taft, “I don’t know.” W. Eugene Smith, Refinery … Continue reading

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Pencils, or Working Together: “It’s fun to make something that you believe in.”

Sol Libsohn (1914-2001), [Worker, American Lead Pencil, Hoboken, New Jersey], 1949 (1297.2005) Sol Libsohn, [Supervisor evaluating worker, American Lead Pencil, Hoboken, New Jersey], 1949 (1295.2005) Sol Libsohn, [Shop Steward for Local 77-A of Textile Workers Union, John Lombardo gets details … Continue reading

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Working

Lewis Wickes Hine, Mechanic at steam pump in electric power house, 1920 (2006.55.9) Robert Capa, [Man pushing cart through muddy tracks, Saarland, France], September 1934 (2412.1992) Estampa, “La ‘Pasionaria’ abre trincheras la misma energia emocionada que esta admirable mujer del … Continue reading

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Louis Stettner’s Workers

Louis Stettner, Automobile assembly, United States, from the “Worker” series, 1976 (2008.93.62) Louis Stettner, Automobile assembly, United States, From the “Worker” series, 1976 (2008.93.60) Louis Stettner, Automobile assembly, United States, from the “Worker” series, 1975 (2008.93.63) Louis Stettner, Automobile assembly, … Continue reading

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“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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