Lewis Hine caption: Newsgirls waiting for papers. Largest girl, Alice Goldman has been selling for 4 years. Newsdealer says she uses viler language than the newsboys do. Besie Goldman and Bessie Brownstein are 9 years old and have been selling about one year. All sell until 7:00 … [Read more...]
LEWIS HINE PROJECT - Page 10
Welcome to the Lewis Hine ProjectTM, an amazing journey through 100 years of American history. If this is your first visit, please see About Lewis Hine Project first (just click photo at left). Each photo below is a link.
Click Child Labor Stories for an index of all the stories I have posted so far; Addie Card: The Search for an Anemic Little Spinner for the story that inspired this project; Counting on Grace for information about the book inspired by Addie; Library of Congress to see all of Hine’s child labor photos; and Mystery Photos to see some of the unnamed children I am trying to identify.
Click Lonnie Cole, the Story and the Song to see and hear about the little boy called “Our Baby Doffer”; Catherine Young family to see their remarkable story; Children That Mattered: An essay about the Lewis Hine Project; Exhibits & Presentations to learn about exhibits of my work, and my upcoming presentations; and Lewis Hine, to see a brief biography of the great photographer.
Lewis Hine caption: Dora Nevins 12 years old. Been selling 1 year. Location: Hartford, Connecticut, March 1909, Lewis Hine. "She was a homebody. She liked to cook. She made a good chicken soup." -Harold Basch, son of Dora Nevins The following was written by the editor in a … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: James Lequlla, newsboy, 12 years of age. Selling newspapers 3 years. Average earnings 50 cents per week. Selling newspapers own choice. Earnings not needed at home. Don't smoke. Visits saloons. Works 7 hours per day. Investigator, Edward F. Brown. Location: … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Michael McNelis, 612 Noble St., age 8 yrs old newsboy. This boy just recovered from his second attack of pneumonia, was found selling papers in big rain storm today. General appearance was neat. Edward F. Brown, Investigator. Location: Philadelphia, … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: After midnight April 17, 1912, and still selling extras. There were many of these groups of young news-boys selling very late these nights. Youngest boy in the group is Israel Spril (9 yrs. old), 314 I St., N.W., Washington D.C. Harry Shapiro, (11 yrs. old), … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Solomon Sickle, 11 yr. old gum vendor, 321 Seventh St., Washington, D.C., Says he sells until 8 P.M. Very illiterate, been in this country only six months. Location: Washington (D.C.), District of Columbia, April 1912. "He came from rural Russia, and he was … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Danny Mercurio, newsboy, 150 Scholes Alley, Washington, DC, April 1912. In mid-April of 1912, the National Child Labor Committee sent Lewis Hine to Washington, DC, to photograph boys and girls engaged in the street trades, most of them newsboys as young as … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: 9 P.M. Gum vendors still selling, near the National Theatre. Eli Marks, 505 4 1/2 St. S.W., (8 yrs. old, makes 25 cents a night.) Morris Marks, 10 yrs. old makes 50 cents a night. Harvey Schneider, 11 yrs. old, makes 50 cents a night, 209 -- 10th St. S.W. … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Leila Prater, Virginia K. Johnson Home, Dallas, Tex. According to the records of the house physician, one third of the girls in this institution come from the farms, and began work at cotton picking, at seven and eight years of age. Leila had been working in a … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Rosy Phillips. Fifteen year old spinner in a Dallas cotton mill. She was far from "rosy" - thin, anaemic. Prematurely old. Her brother Exie [?] twelve years old who helps her some on Saturdays. He said: "I can't get a steady job, but I can help her all I want … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Two six-year old newsboys. Odell McDuffy, Sam Stillman, Dallas. There are many other of six and seven years selling here. Location: Dallas, Texas, October 1913. "He played for the Panhandle Oil Company, in the Texas League. He was a pitcher. He had a … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Seven year old Rudie Kartis, and brother, Louis, 9 years old. The older brother soon finds little one is a drawing card. Location: Dallas, Texas, October 1913. Rudoph Kartous mentioned article below. "The Newsboys of Dallas," from The Survey, Vol. … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Six-year old boy, Louis Shuman, and his 11 year old brother. Dallas Newsboys. The little fellow usually has a brother who makes him do most of the work. Dallas has too many of these little newsies. Location: Dallas, Texas, October 1913. "When I was studying … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Vance, a Trapper Boy, 15 years old. Has trapped for several years in a West Va. Coal mine. $.75 a day for 10 hours work. All he does is to open and shut this door: most of the time he sits here idle, waiting for the cars to come. On account of the intense … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: One-legged Boy from Pennsylvania Coal Mine. See 954. L. W. H. Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. November, 1909. Lewis Hine caption: National Child Labor Committee No. 954. 1-legged boy. Neil Gallagher, Wilkes Barre, Pa. Born January 14, … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: At the close of the day. Just up from the shaft. All work below ground in a Pennsylvania Coal Mine. Smallest boy, next to right hand end is a nipper. On his right is Arthur, a driver, Jo on Arthur's right is a nipper. Frank, boy on left end of photo, is a … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Arthur Havard, a young driver, Shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Company. Location: South Pittston, Pennsylvania, December 1910. "Looking at the Lewis Hine photographs and learning what they meant has caused me to have an even higher regard for him. Just to be … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: A young leader and a driver, Shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Company. Pasquale Salvo and Sandy Castina. Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania, January 1911. Lewis Hine caption: Mule power and motor power. A Young Driver, Shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Company. … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: 5 P.M. Mrs. Mary Mauro, 309 E. 110th St., 2nd floor. Family work on feathers. Make $2.25 a week. In vacation 2 or 3 times as much. Victoria, 8 yrs. Angelina 10 yrs. (a neighbor). Frorandi 10 yrs. Maggie 11 yrs. All work except two boys against wall. Father is … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Mrs. Finkelstein, 127 Monroe St. Bessie (age 13), Sophie (age 7). Girls attend school. Making garters for Liberty Garter works, 413 Broadway. Mother, a widow, earns 75 cents a day by working all day until 12 at night. Bessie works until 10 P.M. Sophie until 9 … [Read more...]