Shorpy: Vintage Photo Blog

Indian Manufacturing Co.

Shorpy is a wonderful photo blog featuring vintage photographs taken in US cities from around turn of the century up through the 1940’s. 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.

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photo credit: Lewis Wickes Hine (Indian Manufacturing Co.: 1911)