Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Wring Out the Old: 1905
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Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Manuel Labor: 1911
Philadelphia, November 1839. "Robert Cornelius, self-portrait facing front, arms crossed. Inscription on backing: The first light-picture ever taken. 1839." One of the first photographs made in the United States, this quarter-plate daguerreotype, taken in the yard of the Cornelius family's lamp-making business in Philadelphia, is said to be the earliest photographic portrait of a person.
The Cherries of Wrath: July 1940. Berrien County, Michigan. "Migrant fruit workers from Arkansas." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA. "Pearl Harbor was a little over a year away. The country would change forever and for the better. They could return to Michigan for a job that would make them not rich, but not in the dire straits they appear to be in. However, nobody knows. Perhaps they returned to Arkansas and continued their hardscrabble life or maybe even prospered there. "
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: The Cherries of Wrath: 1940
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Horsecar Opera: 1890
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Jack on Hay Rake: 1915
December 21, 1908. Newton, North Carolina. "More youngsters in Newton Cotton Mills. Out of 150 employees there were 20 of these boys and girls." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Greener Pastures: 1936