Sometimes I find old black & white photographs in a shop for sale and buy them. Recently I found three 8 x 10’s dated 1947. Even though I don’t know anybody in these photographs, I found them interesting because they came with a story taped on the bottom about a work accident that occurred with one industrial worker.
Below is a watercolor painting of a street scene in New Orleans from 1947. Someone had glued it on the back of one of these photographs.
“4. ANN FORST (2214), a coil winder at Archer, makes no effort to hide her emotion as she points to the goggles that protected her eyes when they were hit by a falling brake arm. (September 1947)”
Written by Mary Gilmartin, May 23, 2013