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Accession Number: 1985:0295:0044

Maker: Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940)

Title: Typists

Date: ca. 1915

Medium: negative, gelatin on nitrocellulose sheet film


George Eastman House Collection

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  1. vistavision 90 months ago | reply

    That's too many keys for a typewriter. Could these be early accounting machines?

  2. The Real Estreya 90 months ago | reply

    I agree with vistavision. The color pattern of the keys especially makes it look like an early accounting typewriter. Here's the link to a drawing of one from 1911

  3. Pixel Wrangler 90 months ago | reply

    Here's a link to a different exposure of this image. I agree it's not a typewriter, albeit Hine took many photographs of typists and office workers.

  4. the third little bird 89 months ago | reply

    Definitely a comptometer. There's an image of something similar here. Also see here. Typists and comptometrists might be a better caption.

  5. sweetybird222 88 months ago | reply

    there's no way that the date on this is correct. that was taken in the twenties.

  6. boomstick2008 87 months ago | reply

    The IT department wanted to get Macs, but management decided on PC.

  7. vistavision 87 months ago | reply

    I agree that it's the '20s. Two of the girls have Marcel waves, which became popular in the '20s.

  8. MonroE 23 busy with other projects [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

    incredibly good
    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called women's grace, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. jamica1 76 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Science, Technology, History, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  10. Alejandra Solett. 76 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fine Art Portrait Gallery. By invitation only: post 3/comment 3, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. Retrodazed 75 months ago | reply

    That's me in high school.

  12. olskar 62 months ago | reply

    Yes, the same day trying to do on an APS-C and FF chuckle history?

  13. Myra Golden 50 months ago | reply

    This is awesome!

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