Unit III, women at work [graphic]

Title
Unit III, women at work [graphic] / Photographs by Lewis Wickes Hine, including a few by other photographers.
Author
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940,
Publication
ca. 1907-ca. 1933, (some printed later?)
Electronic Resource
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Description
114 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w; 23.5 x 34.5 cm. or smaller on mounts 24 x 35 cm or smaller, in mats 28 x 37 cm.
Genre/Form
  • Photographic prints.
  • Silver gelatin prints.
Note
  • Title and statement of responsibility from calendar.
  • These photographs have not been numbered or labeled in any sequence. Numbers have been assigned to group them in subject groups and to place the activities in sequential order. Comments enclosed by brackets, [ ], are arbitrary descriptions and not captions found on the photographs. -- c.f. calendar. Titles from calendar transcribed below.
  • Images have been reproduced in books and articles by Mary Van Kleeck,including Women in the Bookbinding Trade (1913) and others. Nos. 106-108 made by Hine for the Shelton Looms Co. -- c.f. calendar
  • Numbered 1-116. Missing items noted below.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • Copy negatives available.
Reproduction (note)
  • consists of study prints.
Provenance (note)
  • Transferred from U.S. History Local History and Geneology Division, 1988; Gift of the Russell Sage Foundation Library, 1949.
Contents
  • 1. Millinery on Division Street -- 2. [Store entrance on Broadway to several millinery establishments] -- 3. [Entrance to a millinery supplies firm, showing several women on sidewalk, horse-cab and child playing in the trash] -- 4. [Another copy of #3] -- 5. [Group of women workers gathered on sidewalk in front of seveal millinery establishments] -- 6. Rear windows of workroom on Division Street -- 7. [View from outside into upper story window of millinery workroom...] -- 8. Night class in millinery -- 9. [darker print of #8] -- 10. Night class in millinery -- 11. Training an apprentice -- 12. Working on a balcony above the store -- 13. Worker in factory of Robert M. Halpern, 621 Broadway -- 14. Foreman criticizing work -- 15. [Storage room, showing braided straw, hat forms, wire...] -- 16. Workroom in a wholesale millinery establishment -- 17. Crowded workroom on Broadway -- 18. Making hats for the wholesale trade -- 19. [enlargement of photograph #18] -- 20. [Group of women workers gathered outside the Dix Building, where they work on millinery] -- 21. [variant of #20] -- 22. Cluttered workroom in a feather factory -- 23. Making willow plumes -- 24. Willowing, stringing and steaming feathers -- 25. Process of feather making... -- 26. Feather making -- 27. Formerly a residence, now two factories -- 28. [Dingy front entrance to a flower factory] -- 29. Rear view [of remodelled tenement...] -- 30. Flower factory [in a Washington Square house] -- 31. Former residence.
  • cont. 32. Corner of a Broadway flower factory -- 33. Crowded workroom -- 34. Cutting [male worker] -- 35. [same as #34] -- 36. Cutting, with heavy hammer [male worker] -- 37. Crimping, making hearts for the roses [male workers] -- 38. Coloring the petals -- 39. Coloring petals [male workers] -- 40. [same pose, unretouched, as photo #39] -- 41. Making roses, foliage, and branching -- 42. Preparing rose petals -- 43. Goffering rose petals -- 44. [battered enlargement of the figure in #43] -- 45. Making hearts for roses -- 46. "Making" the roses -- 47. Finishing a rose -- 48. Group branching -- 49. Pressing the flowers -- 50. Making foliage -- 51. On left, goffering, on right, pressing -- 52. Table in a flower factory -- 53. [Unretouched photo, same as #51] -- 54. A young flower maker going out at noon for lunch and being "jollied" by the elevator boy -- 55. Branching -- 56. Carrying home materials for making flowers -- 57. A young girl on West 3rd Street delivering flowers made at home during school hours -- 58. Mother and babe delivering home made flowers -- 59. Women munitions workers in Canada -- 60. [Lethal weapons] -- 61. [Heavy load] -- 62. [Another print of #61] -- 63. [Placing or counting shells] -- 64. [Another... of #63] -- 65. Why bindery girls live in Brooklyn [skyline] -- 66. [same locale and label as #65 but more pedestrian and carriage traffic] -- 67. View of one building housing several binderies, from the roof to the "El station, Brooklyn Bridge.
  • cont. 68. [Same...as photo #67] -- 69. The Success Bindery is under the pavement [street scene] -- 70. A "health magazine" is bound under the pavement, the workmen... are obstructing the "natural" light... -- 71. [same as # 71] -- 72. [Entrance] Another view of the entrance to a basement bindery, photographer was refused admittance -- 73. Midnight in a magazine bindery [missing] -- 74. Another midnight scene in a magazine bindery -- 75. The midnight lunch hour, a group of night workers -- 76. [Bindery workroom] -- 77. [another, dimmer print of #76.] -- 78. Gathering and wire-stitching machines [missing] -- 79. Wire stitching -- 80. [Hand tieing] -- 81. Bookbinding [enlargement of the seated figure in... #80] -- 82. Hand folding -- 83. Box girls -- 84. Covering magazines by hand -- 85. Trimming magazines -- 86. Why night shifts are "necessary," wrapping and mailing after midnight... -- 87. [same pose as #86...] -- 88. Accumulated stock : gathering dust -- 89. [spinner twists thread on a lathe-like machine] -- 90. Woman worker appears to be pulling the woven tube of cloth used for insulating wires over the bare wire] -- 91. [Woman drill press operator] -- 92. [Close-up facial portrait of the same woman as in #91...] -- 93. [Pensive woman, with a lathe-like spinning machine in background] -- 94. [Woman, of Italian or Mediterranean family] -- 95. woman operating some kind of press].
  • cont. 96. [Slavic-looking woman appears to be sharpening tools] -- 97. Tinted portrait of unsmiling spinner] -- 98. [Smiling spinner with bandanna around hair] -- 99. [Woman in mob cap, with knitting yarn on a reel in the background] -- 100. [Smiling, Slavic-looking woman in white cloth cap] -- 101. [Arriving at work] -- 102. [Store front] -- 103. Finishing] -- 104. [Workroom] -- 105. [another print of #104] -- 106. Through the threads -- 107. [Same subject and caption as #106] -- 108. [same subject as #106] -- 109. [Exterior... of the Huyler's chocolate factory] -- 110. [Woman in a mop cap sorting chocolates into wooden boxes] -- 111. [Group of women sorting chocolates] -- 112. [Two women sort chocolates, facing each other] -- 113. Mrs. Lissie and family (Polish). They all work in fields near Baltimore in the summer and have worked at Biloxi, Miss. for two years, July 7, 1909 -- 114. [Young girl picking some kind of herb] -- 115. [Girl drawing two zebras, using charcoal and easel] -- 116. [Ticket puncher, old].
Call Number
MFZ (Hine) 95-36
Author
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer.
Title
Unit III, women at work [graphic] / Photographs by Lewis Wickes Hine, including a few by other photographers.
Imprint
ca. 1907-ca. 1933, (some printed later?)
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Photography Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Women at work in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Canada and other locations; in the millinery trade, making feathers for hats, artificial flowers, working in munitions, bookbinding, sewing and weaving, making chocolates, and working in agriculture. Also includes portraits of individuals. Some views duplicated.
Additional Formats
Copy negatives available.
Reproduction
Milstein Division copy (AZ 19-238) consists of study prints.
Local Note
Milstein Division copy lacks 30. Flower factory [in a Washington Square house], 40. [same pose, unretouched, as photo #39], 53. [Unretouched photo, same as #51, 62. [Another print of #61] 77. [another, dimmer print of #76.] 78. Gathering and wire-stitching machines [also missing from Photograph Collection], 86. Why night shifts are “necessary,” wrapping and mailing after midnight.
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Added Author
Shelton Looms (Shelton, Conn.)
Russell Sage Foundation.
Research Call Number
MFZ (Hine) 95-36
AZ 19-238
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