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Shorpy.com – the 100-year-old photography blog


Found this over at kottke.org.

Shorpy.com is a photo blog about what life a hundred years ago was like: How people looked and what they did for a living, back when not having a job usually meant not eating. We’re starting with a collection of photographs taken in the early 1900s by Lewis Wickes Hine as part of a decade-long field survey for the National Child Labor Committee, which lobbied Congress to end the practice. One of his subjects, a young coal miner named Shorpy Higginbotham, is the site’s namesake.

Come as you are - Shorpy.comPeople walk down a busy commercial street in The Bowery on Jan. 24, 1914 in New York City. The Hadley Rescue Hall is offering “Free supper to night. Doors open at 7 p.m. Come as you are”

For many more cool pictures from the past, check out Shorpy.com.

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