Accession Number: 1985:0295:0044

Maker: Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940)

Title: Typists

Date: ca. 1915

Medium: negative, gelatin on nitrocellulose sheet film


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13 thoughts on “Typists

  1. vistavision

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

  2. The Real Estreya
    The Real Estreya says:

    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
    Pixel Wrangler says:

    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
    the third little bird says:

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

  5. sweetybird222
    sweetybird222 says:

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

  6. boomstick2008
    boomstick2008 says:

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

  7. vistavision

    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
    MonroE 23 busy with other projects says:

    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

    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.
    Alejandra Solett. says:

    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

    That’s me in high school.

  12. olskar

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

  13. Myra Golden

    This is awesome!

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