Tag Archives: Work

Water is Work

Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), [Worker soaking silk skeins in boiled water to free it of gum, Madison Silk Company in Barnert Mills, Paterson, New Jersey], March 1937, (856.1975) Henry Ries (1917-2004), Restoration of Ancient Books, September 1948 (354.1990) Henri Cartier-Bresson … Continue reading

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A few photos made in, or near, Pittsburgh

Todd Webb (1905-2000), Looking towards Pittsburgh, 1948 (189.1983) Todd Webb (1905-2000), Street scene and steel mill, Pittsburgh, 1948 (190.1983) Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), Workers leaving at 3 P.M shift at Pittsburgh, PA plant, 1936 (1662.2005) W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), [Factory interior … Continue reading

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On their deathbed, no one ever said: “I wish I spent more time at the office.”

Unidentified Photographer, [Butcher], ca. 1875 (2007.54.4) Unidentified Photographer, [Iceman], ca. 1875 (2007.54.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Waiters], ca. 1880 (2007.54.7) Unidentified Photographer, [Man with Soldering Tools], ca. 1875 (2007.54.18) Unidentified Photographer, [Mechanic], ca. 1875 (2414.2005) Unidentified Photographer, [Wall Paper Hangers], ca. 1870 … Continue reading

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Wishing you a fruitful labor day

Lewis Hine, [Worker pressing rubber bodies, Paragon Rubber Company and American Character Doll, Easthampton, Massachusetts, December 1936 (778.1975) Lewis Hine, [Worker stripping bodies off core-bars, Paragon Rubber Company and American Character Doll, Easthampton, Massachusetts, December 1936 (777.1975) Lewis Hine, [Worker … Continue reading

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Working to Break up the Break: Celebrate International Coffee Day!

Bill Owens, I used to be a chef and my partner was a garbage foreman, 1974 (2389.2005) Carl Mydans [French tank brigade near Verdun, France], June 1940 (181.2005) Carl Mydans [Sand hogs, Midtown Tunnel breakroom, New York], 1939 (189.2005) Russell … Continue reading

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