A Boy Scout sits in his soap box car, wearing a football helmet, preparing to race in 1949.
Posts tagged Children
Photograph of Valentine’s Day school event for kids in Denton, Texas, 1942. In the image there is a group of students sharing a table to write cards to the left of the frame while on the right of the frame students sit in individual desks reading cards. In the background is a constructed “Valentine Post […]
Two boy, Lance, 9 (left), and Gary, 8½, of the Los Angeles Orphanage serenade two girls, Linda, 6 (left), and Connie, 6, with horns as the girls plug their ears with their fingers on December 21, 1951. The boys got the horns the day before at the annual Orphans’ party of Los Angeles Junior Chamber […]
Ralph, a young cutter in a canning factory, shows off his butcher knife and a badly cut finger. Several children working with him had cut fingers and even the adults said they could not help cutting themselves. Photograph was taken by Lewis Hine as he was documenting working conditions of children laborers in Eastport, Maine […]
A young entrepreneur selling his comic books for $.05 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Oak Ridge, in Eastern Tennessee, was the secret home of tens of thousands of workers and their families during World War II. Starting in 1942, the U.S. government began quietly acquiring more than 60,000 acres in Eastern Tennessee for the Manhattan Project – […]
Henry Ford with Harvey Firestone and Children at the Firestone Farm in August 1918. Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone went on several camping trips as “vagabonds,” a group that also included Thomas Edison and naturalist John Burroughs. In 1918, Ford met Firestone at his old homestead in Columbiana, Ohio (now in Greenfield Village) before joining Edison […]