11 thoughts on “Power house mechanic working on the steam pump, one of his “work portraits”, shows a working-class American in an industrial setting, 1920.

  • October 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    r/titlegore

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  • October 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    He’s never been taught how to use a spanner correctly. That’s just going to slip off the moment he tries to apply any real torque, and the size of that, probably take a knee-cap on its way past.

    He should be using a socket with a massive extension/breaker bar to get decent leverage on it

    Plus, what exactly is he loosening? That looks like an end fitting for a boiler – not something you would just be whipping off.

    He might well be a worker, but this is definitely a posed-for photograph. Reminds me of all those crap Athena posters in the 80s.

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  • October 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    Great photo by Lewis Hine but [it is staged.](/r/HumanPorn/comments/mf8d9a/power_house_mechanic_working_on_steam_pump_1920/gsm5g77/)

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  • October 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    Workin’ them angels

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  • October 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    Makes me think of the movie Metropolis

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  • October 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    What a shot!

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  • October 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    Tighten my bolts, daddy.

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  • October 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    Were all of his work portraits of himself doing mechanical work, or did he ever photograph himself doing photography?

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  • October 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    That’s a wonderful composition!

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  • October 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    This would make for a great logo

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  • October 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    God he’s so hot

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