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Millville, New Jersey - Glass Bottles - T. C. Wheaton Co. Green Glass Monkey Shop

Original Caption: "Millville, New Jersey - Glass bottles. T.C. Wheaton Co. Green glass monkey shop. This shows the set-up of a green glass blowing shop. Monkey shops are said to be the same as the others but the bottles are smaller and the work must be done much more rapidly. The two men standing up at the left hand side of the picture facing front are blowers. Two always work together in a shop of this kind. They take the glass from the oven and drop it in a mould, which in this case is in front of the man who is sitting down in the center of the picture. A blower at the right is rolling the glass on an iron sheet getting it ready to blow. The one at the left with the cheeks distorted is blowing a bottle. The laborer to the left of this blower takes the blow rods after the blower is finished with them, knocks of the excess glass, and hands them back to the first blower again. The shutting mould boy seated in the center of the picture opens the mould and puts the glass bottle on the scales to his right."


U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: NWDNS-69-RP-415


From: Series: Lewis Hine Photographs for the National Research Project (Record Group 69)


Created by: Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. National Research Project, (ca. 1941 - ca. 1942 )


Production Date: 3/26/1937


Photographer: Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940



Millville (Cumberland county, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America) inhabited place

New Deal, 1933-1939


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Taken on March 26, 1937