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Unit II, Child labor in the U. S. An historical record in pictures, 1905-1930

Title
Unit II, Child labor in the U. S. [graphic] : An historical record in pictures, 1905-1930 / by Lewis W. Hine, formerly staff photographer for the National Child Labor Committee.
Author
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940
Publication
1905-1934, printed 1939.

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Additional Authors
National Child Labor Committee (U.S.)
Description
101 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w; 8 x 10 in. or smaller on mounts 10 x 12 in.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Group portraits.
  • Portraits.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Silver gelatin prints.
Note
  • Title from accompanying title label mounted on board. Photographs are mounted on gray board, with labels containing title, caption, place, date and numbers mounted verso. Some dates are later than the 1930 cited in title. NYPL and Russell Sage Foundation Library stamps verso. Mounts have numbers for the series in ink, upper right corner of verso.
  • Numbered: [1.]-108.
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.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Lewis Wickes Hine Collection.
Contents
  • [1.] [Title panel] -- 2a. Rosie playing with her doll, February 1913 -- 2b. Rosie at work, February 1913 -- 3. [Textile industry intro panel] -- 4. Eunice has been working five years..., January 1909 -- 5. Sadie Pfeifer, 48 inches tall..., November 1908 -- 6. One of the human products of cotton, November 1910 -- 7. The mill superintendant teaching one of the young spinners, December 1908 -- 8. A little cotton mill spinner, December 1908 -- 9. This young spinner has been at work two years, November 1908 -- 10. A doffer boy January, 1909 -- 11. Jennie is 51 inches tall..., December 1908 -- 12. The father of these children died..., January 1909 -- 13. This ablebodied [sic] farmer..., April 1911 -- 14. Young doffers in a Vermont cotton mill, August 1910 -- 15. A "back-roping boy" ... in a New England mill, May 1909 -- 16. An anaemic little spinner in a New England cotton mill, August 1910 -- 17. This little girl is so small she has to stand on a box..., December 1910 -- 18. Nannie, a ... "looper" in a hosiery mill, November 1914 -- 19. [Coal industry intro panel] -- 20. This young driver has been working ... every day for a year September 1908 -- 21. Boy breaking on motor train in coal mine..., September 1908 -- 22. Harry and Sallie, the driver and the mule..., October 1908 -- 23. Breaker boys at work, January 1911 -- 24. A group of the youngest breaker boys..., January 1911.
  • cont. 25. Noon hour in the coal breaker, January 1911 -- 26. Willie has been a "nipper" for four months, January 1911 -- 27. [Glass industry intro panel] -- 28. This 15-year-old "carrying-in" boy at the Lehr Glass Works..., October 1908 -- 29. Small wonder that this "carrying-in" boy gets very tired..., June 1911 -- 30. Glass blower and mold boy, October 1908 -- 31. [Dangerous occupations intro panel] -- 32. Luther Watson...is 14-years-old...His right arm was cut off..., November 1907 -- 33. A twelve-year-old farmer seriously injured while at work, August 1915 -- 34. A fifteen-year-old boy operating a dangerous boring machine, September 1913 -- 35. Charlie who is 12-years-old..., November 1913 -- 36. This ... "river-boy"... poling logs into the incline..., November 1913 -- 37. An apprentice working at a properly safeguarded "buzz saw," 1915 -- 38. [Tenement homework intro panel] -- 39. Mr. Vianna, Josephine, 9... Nicholas, 12, are working on garments, January 1908 -- 40. Mrs. Battaglia, Tessie, 12, and Tony, 7... finishing men's trousers, January 1908 -- 41. a young boy starting out for the factory..., 1920 -- 42. A small girl bringing homework to her tenement home, 1912 -- 43. This mother, at work in the kitchen of her home puts bristles in tootbrushes -- 44. Mrs. Mary Rena is shelling nuts, December 1911 -- 45. This ten-year-old girl is cracking nuts with her teeth, December 1911 -- 46. Frank, 14 years ... with their parents... making artificial flowers, January 1908.
  • cont. 47. A bed-time scene in an east side tenement, February, 1911 -- 48. [Canneries intro panel, missing] -- 49. Boys cutting fish in a sardine cannery, August 1911 -- 50. Little Lottie, a regular oyster shucker..., February 1911 -- 51. Fred, a young oyster fisher... Mobile Bay..., February 1911 -- 52. Five-year-old Olga Schubert after a day's work..., February 1911 -- 53. Four-year-old Mary shucks two pots of oysters a day, March 1911 -- 54. Katie Kuritzko, a 7-year-old oyster shucker, March 1911 -- 55. [Intro panel] -- 56. A very small apprentice in Depedro Casellas' cigar factory, January 1911 -- 57. A twelve-year-old Italian boy...in a job printing shop, 1913 -- 58. 1:00 a.m. but young pin boys are working, April 1910 -- 59. 15-year-old girl operating an embossing machine, January 1917 -- 60. A young boy making ice cream cones..., 1912 -- 61. 14-year-old Italian girl in paper box factory..., 1913 -- 62. Achille C---, just 14,... sets stones into combs, 1913 -- 63. 15-year-old Italian boy polishing small brass part, 1913 -- 64. A 15-year-old girl ... bottling hair tonic, January 1930 -- 65. Fanny F.--- working on a power sewing machine..., January 1930 -- 66. A 13 year old Italian boy at his job after school hours, 1913 -- 67. A case of truancy, 1913 -- 68. [Street trades intro panel] -- 69. Francis -----, 5 year old... sells regularly..., May, 1910 -- 70. a 7-year-old newsboy..., April 1912.
  • cont. 71. An alert young newsboy seeking a customer, 1912 -- 72. One of the many young newsboys selling late at night..., November 1912 -- 73. A common case of team work, March 1909. -- 74. Girls sell newspapers too, May 1910 -- 75. Against the law in New York City, but "Who cares?" July 1910 -- 76. 9-year-old Dannie whistles a doulful strain..., April 1912 -- 77. A group of news boys starting out in a snowstorm..., 1906 -- 78. People call him a "little shaver," August 1908 -- 79. Freddie, an "independent merchant"... May 1915 -- 80. Newsboys and bootblacks shooting craps, 1912 -- 81. ...this bootblack keeps his mind on his job, July 1910 -- 82. A telegraph messenger boy working at 10. p.m., August 1908 -- 83. [Agriculture intro panel] -- 84. In the cotton fields..., September 1913 -- 85. Edith, a five-year-old cotton picker, September 1913 -- 86. Its the third week of school..., October 1916 -- 87. An eight-year-old boy pulling beets, Oct. 1915 -- 88. A 10-year-old boy topping beets, October 1915 -- 89. ...the Reiber family...topping beets, October 1915 -- 90a. This child is only pupil present..., October 1915 -- 90b. This is same school... after beet work is over, Dec. 1915 -- 91. This four-year-old girl and her brother, seven years old, are working on an cranberry bog, September 1910 -- 92. Salvin, 5-year-old, carries two pecks of cranberries..., September 1910 -- 93. Ann... and Andenito... are carrying berries from the field to the shed..., May 1910.
  • cont. 94. A four-year-old child helping her family pick up potatoes, 1931 -- 95. The Howell family "stripping tobacco," November 1916 -- 96. Willy and Ora... worming and topping tobacco, August 1916 -- 97. [Training intro panel] -- 98. A boy making a wrought iron lamp in a Brooklyn school, 1925 -- 99. A millwrighting course in mechanics, June 1916 -- 100. This is the bank section of the commercial course..., March 1917 -- 101. Auto mechanic training..., 1934 -- 102. 4-H club boys... judging prize heifers at a club fair, October 1921 -- 103. A "demonstration team"... 4-H fair... canning their farm products, October 1921 -- 104. Twelve-year old "guy" represents the best of the 4-H club spirit, October 1921 -- 105. A third year high school girl in the chemical laboratory of a rural consolidated school, October 1921 -- 106. This boy is having a health examination to determine whether he is physically fit for work, June 1924 -- 107. Learning a trade in a garment factory, February 1930 -- 108. A foreman in a silk mill is teaching an apprentice..., June 1924.
Call Number
MFZ (Hine) 95-35
Author
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer.
Title
Unit II, Child labor in the U. S. [graphic] : An historical record in pictures, 1905-1930 / by Lewis W. Hine, formerly staff photographer for the National Child Labor Committee.
Imprint
1905-1934, printed 1939.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Photography Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Photographs of children at work in textile mills, canneries, glass industry, in agriculture, the shellfish industry, as newspaper boys, messengers and bootblacks, in stores, the garment industry, box making, bowling alleys, printing, bottling, lumber industry, coal mining, and other trades, primarily in the eastern United States.
Additional Formats
Copy negatives available.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Lewis Wickes Hine Collection.
Reproduction
Milstein Division copy (AZ 19-237) consists of study prints.
Local Note
Milstein Division copy lacks [1] [Title panel], 3 [Textile industry intro panel], 19 [Coal industry intro panel], 38 [Tenement homework intro panel], 55 [Intro panel] 68 [Treet trades intro panel] 83. [Agriculture intro panel], 90b. This is same school . . . after beet work is over, Dec. 1915, 97. [Training intro panel].
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Added Author
National Child Labor Committee (U.S.)
Research Call Number
MFZ (Hine) 95-35
AZ 19-237
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