Vintage Photos at Random

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Post by Kitty » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:49 pm

I really liked this picture, too! Look at the littlest boy's face! How proud and happy he looks! I wonder what became of him?
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January 1909. Macon, Georgia. "This boy has worked in Payne Cotton Mill for 2 yrs. Runs four sides and earns 52 cents a day. Overseer has hand on boy's shoulder. He said this mill made 70% profit last year and expects to make 100% this year. Owned by Bibb Mfg. Co." View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.
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Post by donnie » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:00 am

Fascinating photos! I wonder how many hours he had to work for that 52¢.

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Post by Kitty » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:23 pm

donnie wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:00 am
Fascinating photos! I wonder how many hours he had to work for that 52¢.
I don't know. I'm going to do some research on the subject. I never thought about it! The child workers may have been paid less than an adult.
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Post by donnie » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:46 pm

I like this photo of a family watching TV in 1958.
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Post by Kitty » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:54 pm

Neat! I like that one, too. It looks like they're watching a quiz show.
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Post by donnie » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:27 am

That photo was in the Wikipedia article on the history of television. I was interested in trying to learn what percentage of American households had TV in a given year, but I later found that elsewhere. I had been commenting that the living room in our house, which was built in 1950, doesn't look designed to accommodate a TV, so that's what made me wonder. (9% had them in 1950—no charge for that info. :) )

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Post by Kitty » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:07 am

Very interesting!!
I knew I'd seen that picture before.
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Post by donnie » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:45 pm

Hannah T. Corwin
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Post by Kitty » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:30 pm

Oh wow! Do you know anything about her?
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Post by donnie » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:54 pm

Well, I've read something or other about her, but can't remember much except that she was famous for her hair.

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