World Furniture Company, 1908

October 1908. Evansville, Indiana. “World Furniture Company”, noon hour.

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“Boy at left hand end was running machine composed of two unguarded circular saws. The board he was pushing stuck and he gave it an impatient shove. Had he slipped, both hands and arms would have gone into the edges of the saws.”

Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

via: Shorpy

I'm sure these guys were friendlier than they look.

I'm sure these guys were friendlier than they look. I hope.

Some of the staff at World enjoyed their job more than others.

Some of the staff at World enjoyed their job more than others.

Stay safe inside there, boys.

Stay safe inside there, boys.

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