Ordinary day at school. Marey, West Virginia, 1921. by Michael Donovan

The photographer is Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940).

  1. A Variety of Jobs; A Bowery bootblack in New York City.                     .
  2. A Variety of Jobs; George Christopher, Postal Telegraph, age 14. Been at it over 3 years. Does not work nights. Nashville, Tennessee.                                                                                                            . 
  3. Child Labor; Breaker Boys, Pittston, PA, USA, 1911. A mixture of frowns and smiles on the faces of child miners. The soot on their faces makes the viewer wonder what’s gotten into their lungs.                                                                                                   .
  4. Francis Lance, 5 years old, 41 inches high. Sells regularly. St. Louis, Mo, May 1910.                                                                                                                                 .
  5. Newsies; Francis Lance, 5 years old, 41 inches high. He jumps on and off moving trolley cars at the risk of his life. St. Louis, Missouri.                                                                                                               .
  6. Newsies; Michael McNelis, age 8, a newsboy [seen with photographer Hine]. This boy has just recovered from his second attack of pneumonia. Was found selling papers in a big rain storm. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                                                   .
  7. Spinner in Lancaster Cotton Mills. Lancaster, S.C., 12-01-1908                         .
  8. The Mill; Some boys and girls were so small they had to climb up on to the spinning frame to mend broken threads and to put back the empty bobbins. Bibb Mill No. 1. Macon, Georgia.                                                                  .
  9. Tommy Hawkins, 5 years old. Sells papers. Is 41 inches high. St. Louis, Mo, May 1910                                                                                                                            .
  10. Addie Laird, 12 years old. Spinner in a Cotton Mill. Girls in mill say she is 10 years old. She admitted to me that she was 12 years old, that she started during school vacation and now would stay. North Pownal, Vt, February 19 
  1. Children going through Whitman Street dump (1912)                                  .
  2. Lewis Hine - Spinner, Augusta                                                                               .
  3. Miners: View of the Ewen Breaker of the Pennsylvania Coal Co. The dust was so dense at times as to obscure the view. This dust penetrated the utmost recesses of the boys’ lungs. A kind of slave-driver sometimes stands over the boys, prodding or kicking them into obedience. South Pittston, Pennsylvania.

    January 1911                                                                                                                         .

  4. Laura Petty, a 6 year old berry picker on Jenkins Farm. “I’m just beginnin’. Licked two boxes yesterday.” Gets 2 [cents] a box. Rock Creek, Md., 06/07/1909                                                                                             .
  5. Newsboy; Little Fattie; less than 40 inches high. 6 years old. Been at it one year. (St. Louis; 1910)                                                                                           .
  6. Pastimes and Vices; A group of newsies playing craps in the jail alley at 10 p.m. Albany, New York..                                                                                            .
  7. A typical group of Postal Messengers. Smallest on left end, Wilmore Johnson, been there one year. Works days only. The postal boys are not nearly so young in Norfolk and also other Va. cities, as are the Western Union Boys.                                                                                  .
  8. A Variety of Jobs; Bowling Alley boys. Many of them work setting pins until past midnight. New Haven, Connecticut.                                                      .
  9. Lewis Hine child labor a heavy load - 1909                                                                      .
  10. Boys picking over garbage on the dumps. Boston, Mass.,October-1909

Two Women Sitting on a Bench in Union Square Park, New York, One of Them Reading a Newspaper
Lewis Wickes Hine (American; 1874–1940)
ca. 1905–10s
Gelatin silver print

this will always be my favorite picture. i just learned about Lewis Wickes Hine in my history of photography class, and i never knew who took this picture before then, and i saw all of his works from The Empire State Building as it was being bulit and fell even more in love with them. Especially since my dad is an iron worker, gives me a bigger feel on what he sees everyday. <3

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