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Cabinet card of child holding a nail c. 1880

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Photographs2230 of 3044Art deco FrameHand tinted photograph of African American youth workers c. 1920
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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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I am always amazed at what I see in the hands of children in antique photographs-- actual guns, full size hammers, and now a nail!

I guess the philosophy then was whatever it takes to get the kids calm and take the photograph.

Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.

Scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks walksoftly.

    Scott
  2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Is this Bellin it was taken in his neck of the woods here ?
    Very cute and how odd a nail :-) Imagine CPS coming after us today if they saw that . How did we all live it is amazing what kids played with and now everything is recalled for danger . precious Scott . Thanks for sharing !
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Manikin.

    Scott
  4. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    The pic was probably taken on his lunch break. Great pic scott !!
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Hedgewalker!

    Thanks for looking.

    Scott
  6. thriftfan thriftfan, 3 years ago
    Wow! Would never happen these days!
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks thriftfan-- I agree, some of the things I see in these antique photos would get parents in trouble today!

    Scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking filmnet.

    Scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks wolcott and Happy New Year!

    Scott
  10. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    thats a great picyure
  11. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking lundy and Happy New Year!

    Scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks vetraio and antiques.

    Scott
  13. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Here is another cabinet card of a child holding a hammer:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/51402-cabinet-card-of-two-children-with-one-ho?in=user#comment-158830

    Scott

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