In nine weeks of freedom the new nations of India and Pakistan had gone through a bloody slaughter that took 100,000 lives and from which 5,000,000 fled in history’s greatest mass migration.
Young Cigarmakers in Englehardt and Company, Tampa, Florida. These boys looked under 14. Work was slack and youngsters were not being employed much. Labor told me in busy times many small boys and girls are employed. Youngsters all smoke. Witness, Sara R. Hine. Tampa, Florida: photo by Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), January 1909
Two portraits of English novelist Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870), circa 1860.
Some 8.5 million French were mobilized to fight in World War I. Following the conflict, the wounded were mobilized to work. Amputees like this man fitted with a shovel belt were trained to compensate for their lost limbs.
Obituary of Richard Avedon, fashion photographer whose dispassionate eye was applied equally to portraiture and the documentary. By Val Williams