Shorpy Higginbotham, a “greaser” on the tipple at Bessie Mine, of the Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Co in Alabama. He carries two heavy pails of grease, and is often in danger of being run over by the coal cars. Photographed in December of 1910. [1600 x 1103 px]
What about being set on fire, his clothes are all greased up.
I may have gone to daycare with his grand or great grand daughter. I mean, how many Higginbothams can there be?
Here is his Wikipedia page.
Geez, going through WW1 only to return to your old job in the mines to be crushed by a rock.
I think the first sentence of the title of this post is the hardest sentence I’ve read in my life.
Look, good ol’ American capitalism. This picture is a reminder that government regulations aren’t all evil. This is what 9/10 companies would do to you without government interference. And these companies fund political campaigns that roll back regulations as kickbacks. I want a president who doesn’t take any money from corporations or superpacs.
I had to reread that first sentence like three times. Thought I was having a stroke.
He’s 14 in this photo.
You know what I was doing when I was 14?
Whacking off a whole lot and then playing legend of Zelda.
Wow. I don’t see my family name much out in the wild.
The "good ole days" people are always going on about…
Could this be a woman, the hips and stance looks feminine. I can see a small woman maybe doing this