Shorpy April 26, 2017

Manhattan circa 1900. “The Bowery, New York.” The tracks of the Third Avenue El passing the Bowery Savings Bank. 8×10 inch glass negative.

January 1912. Fall River, Mass. “In this group are some of the youngest workers in Spinning Room of Cornell Mill. The smallest is Jo Benevidos, 5 Merion Street. Other small ones are: John Sousa, 84 Boutwell St.; Anthony Valentin, 203 Pitman St.; Manuel Perry, 124 Everett St.; John Travaresm [Taveresm?], 90 Cash St. The difficulty they had in writing their names was pathetic. When I asked the second hand in charge of the room to let the boys go outside a moment and let me get a snap-shot, he objected, saying they would stay out and not be in shape to work. When they carry dinners, they breathe the close air of the spinning room from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with no let-up.” Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Washington, D.C., circa 1954. “General Accounting Office, G Street N.W. — International Nickel Co., installation of louvers.” 8×10 acetate negative by that impresario of esoteric architectural imagery, Theodor Horydczak

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955, and the youngsters last seen here. The Buick is out of the picture, replaced by a battleship and a cat; clothes and hair have been upgraded. 4×5 negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive.