African-American woman picking vegetables from a garden, ca. 1920.
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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 […]
Portable Power Pumper units (Pacific Marine type N) carried by four Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) members (L to R: Edward Vessel, Russel Widstrom, Sinclair Choan, and Irving Westerberg) on August 2, 1940. The units weighed 80 pounds, with pack frame. Note the siphon gas hose intake, an idea developed on the Superior National Forest to do […]
Edward S. Curtis, a professional photographer in Seattle, devoted his life to documenting what was perceived to be a vanishing race. His monumental publication The North American Indian presented to the public an extensive ethnographical study of numerous tribes, and his photographs remain memorable icons of the American Indian. This photograph of an Apache reaper […]