Tuesday, May 1, 2012

GG Bain

More from the George Grantham Bain news service. Great slices of life from the early 1900s.

 May Day Parade, New York, 1910
Since today is May Day 2012 it seems appropriate to begin with this.
 New York beauties at Atlantic City carnival, 1922

 New York municipal lodging house, 1914

Parade of unemployed, 1909

 Fresh air outing, 1913

 Group of mainly female shirtwaist workers on strike, New York, 1910
Here's some info about the shirtwaist strike.
A shirtwaist was originally a separate blouse constructed like a shirt.
The most infamous disaster to strike sweatshop workers in the early 20th century was the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, in 1911.

 Immigrants in steerage, Friedrich der Grosse

Living on a skyscraper

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