Tag Archives: New Jersey

“You’ve Got a Friend”

Vu, Radio, September 14, 1932 (2007.84.61) Lewis Hine, [Highly-skilled worker testing radio frequency alignment and making final test of chassis, RCA Victor, Camden, New Jersey], 1936-37 (957.1975) Man working in a RCA Victor Plant. Final Inspector – testing radio frequency … Continue reading

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“And what is reason? and what is love? and what is life?”

George Frank Edgar Pearsall, [Walt Whitman], September 1872 (24.2004) Walt Whitman, Song of the Exposition, 5. You shall see hands at work at all the old processes and all the new ones, You shall see the various grains and how … Continue reading

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“As the train came into the station it began lurching from side to side. Then it stopped. Lights went out.”

On Sunday, April 26th, 1942, Louis Viebuchen, a 48 year old resident of Newark, New Jersey, arrived at work in the late afternoon. Viebuchen was a motorman on the Hudson and Manhattan railroad, with over twenty years of experience. At … Continue reading

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Baseball Players

Unidentified Photographer, [Two Baseball Players], ca. 1875 (84.2004) Tyson & Son, [Two Female Baseball Players], ca. 1918 (2011.17.1) Unidentified Photographer, Henry, 1920s (2010.71.1) Unidentified Photographer, Women’s Baseball Team, ca. 1910 (2011.17.3) Unidentified Photographer, Victoria Plaza, School girl’s pitcher for Passaic … 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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“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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