Thursday, March 22, 2007


Fascinating 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. One of his subjects, a young coal miner named Shorpy Higginbotham, is the site’s namesake.
Shorpy was a greaser at a mine in Alabama. He claimed to be fourteen but the photographer noted this was doubtful.

Ya - look at that face and tell me times have not changed for the better.

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