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English: Lewis Hine, 1920. Power house mechanic working on steam pump.

Records of the Work Progress Administration. (69-RH-4L-2)

Lewis Hine's 1920 Power house mechanic working on steam pump, one of his "work portraits", shows a working class American in an industrial setting. The carefully posed subject, a young man with wrench in hand, is hunched over, surrounded by the machinery that defines his job. But while constrained by the machinery (almost a metal womb), the man is straining against it—muscles taut, with a determined look—in an iconic representation of masculinity.
Français : Lewis Wickes Hine, 1920. Power house mechanic working on steam pump.

Records of the Work Progress Administration. (69-RH-4L-2)

Power house mechanic working on steam pump (Mécanicien de centrale électrique travaillant sur une pompe à vapeur), un des Work portraits (portraits du travail) montre un ouvrier américain sur son lieu de travail. Le sujet, situé dans un environement industriel, est un jeune homme avec une clé plate. dans une pose très travaillée, il est courbé, et entouré par la machinerie qui définit son travail. Mais bien qu'intégré dans la machinerie (qui est presqu'un utérus de métal), l'homme force sur elle, les muscles tendus, avec un air déterminé, dans une représentation canonique de la masculinité.
Tiếng Việt: Một thợ cơ khí nhà máy điện đang làm việc trên máy bơm bằng hơi nước vào năm 1920 tại Mỹ.
Source (links to hi-res image) Image is not currently (as of 2007-03-22) in the ARC catalog. File 69-RH is available under ARC identifier 518289 (search at, but it currently only contains a single photo (ARC identifier 518290, item 69-RH-4K-1).
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English: Lewis Hine Power house mechanic working on steam pump. (1920)


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