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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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“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: 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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