Monday, June 30, 2014

One hundred years ago

A boy works with a boring machine, he earned $1.65 a day
he mistakenly bored a hole in half of his hand. - click to enlarge
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  A lot has changed in one hundred years.  There is no more child labor, that boy may have never learned to read or write either.  There were no vacations and the work week was six days.
Houdini, handcuffed and nailed in the crate
lowered into the East River, escaped in 57 seconds.
Photo: Popper Photo / Getty Images
Harry Houdini was confounding people 100 years ago with seemingly impossible escapes.
Babe Ruth played for the Providence Grays
Photo: Transcendental Graphics / Getty Images
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