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Photo of the Day – 02/23/17 (“Safety First”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “Safety First, 1942”

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December 1942. “Chicago, Illinois. Workman grinding out a small part at the Chicago & North Western repair shops.” Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. 

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Posted by on February 23, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Hand-Made v. Factory-Made — Infographic

Hand-Made v. Factory-Made

We live in an industrialized, automated, consumption society today, there’s no way around it.  However, there has been a recent trend to try to lower your costs and expenses by buying hand-made products over those that are mass-produced.  This infographic takes a look at some relative costs between similar hand-made items over those that are factory-produced.  I know I will buy some things hand-made as boutique purchases, and they are generally higher quality, but you can’t deny the cost-effectiveness of the mass produced products either.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 1, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Oldest Businesses in Each State — Infographic

The Oldest Businesses (continually operating) in Each State

Most businesses in the US had their start when the areas were first settled, if not when the state itself entered the Union.  While many have closed for a variety of reasons over the years, come have survived for well over three centuries.  This list hits jsut about every industry, so the term business is used in a general way here, so it’s also interesting to see that variety as well as the ages of the businesses themselves.

New Jersey’s entry, the Barnsboro Inn, is right in my backyard and I have eaten there many times!  What’s your state’s oldest surviving business?  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 3/26/14 (“Women Working in a Japanese Ammunition Factory”, 1941)

Daily Photo — “Women Working in a Japanese Ammunition Factory, 1941”

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1941, Japan.  Women working in a Japanese ammunition factory.

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Posted by on March 26, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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Art of the Day – 9/12/13 (Water, Charles Sheeler)

Daily Artwork — “Water, Charles Sheeler, 1945”

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1945 — Water. Oil on Canvas. Percisionism style. Charles Sheeler (1883 – 1965). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA.

Water depicts one of the power generators built by the Tennessee Valley Authority in the 1930s, when hydroelectric power was being distributed throughout the Tennessee River region of the United States…His interpretation of American industry was somewhat idealized: workers are never shown, and the machinery is pristine and gleaming, free of any dirt or smoke. (MMoA)

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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Photo of the Day – 9/12/13 (Break Time, 1909)

Daily Photo — “Break Time, 1909”

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“January 1909. Augusta, Georgia. “Noon Hour. Workers in Enterprise Cotton Mill. The wheels are kept running through noon hour (which is only 40 minutes) so employees may be tempted to put in part of this time at machine if they wish.” Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.”

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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 7/24/13 (The Night Shift, 1909)

Daily Photo — “The Night Shift, 1909”

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November 19, 1909. “A group working on night shift at Hereford Glass Works, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. I saw the smallest boy carrying in shortly before midnight, November 18th.” Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

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Posted by on July 24, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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