Lewis Hine caption: Capps family at Columbia vaudeville. Baby of 21 months (been on stage for 6 months). Girl of 5 years (been on stage for 2 years). Boy of 7 years (been on stage for 1 year). Girl of 8 years (been on stage for 5 years). Boy of 12 years (been on stage for 8 … [Read more...]
LEWIS HINE PROJECT - Page 11
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: Oscar Revinsky(?) - Born Jan. 11, 1900, 15 years old - 99 Oak Grove Ave. A scavenger on Pine St. Dump. Case known to S.P.C.C. (record No. 4322) since 1910. In 1913 parents refused to let child be committed to Wrentham, Mass. In 1916 father came to office … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Eleven-year-old bakery worker Glenn Dungey. Ellis Report, L.W. Hine. Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 1917. When I pick out a photograph to research, I never know what kind of a story I am going to uncover, and how it might differ from … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: A young oyster fisher [?] Others smaller employed in busy season. Apalachicola, Fla. Randsey Summerford says he starts out at 4 A.M. one day, is out all night in the little oyster boat and back next day some time. Gets a share of the proceeds. Said he was 16 … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Hard work and dangerous. This "river-boy" Lyman Frugia. Poles the heavy logs into the incline that takes them up to the mill. It is not only hard work, but he is exposed to all kinds of weather and is dangerous too. Said he is 14 years old, has worked here … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Luther Watson, of Corinth, KY, 14 years old, Dec. 30, 1906, right arm was cut off by a veneering saw in a box factory (in Cincinnati) on Nov. 14, 1907. He used a board to throp belt operating (saw as there) was no apparatus to do this. Now attending school. … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Harry McShane - 134 B'way [I,e, Broadway] -Cin. O. - 16 yrs. of age on June 29, 1908. Had his left arm pulled off near shoulder, and right leg broken through kneecap, by being caught on belt of a machine in Spring factory in May 1908. Had been working in … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: 7-year old Rosie. Regular oyster shucker. Her second year at it. Illiterate. Works all day. Shucks only a few pots a day. (Showing process) Varn & Platt Canning Co. Location: Bluffton, South Carolina, February 1913. Lewis Hine caption: "Little … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Mildred Kron, three years old, and Gertrude Kron, five years old. Help shuck oysters every day in the Barataria Canning Company, Biloxi, Mississippi, February 1911. The Barataria Canning Company was founded in 1885 by Jewish businessmen from New Orleans. … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Olga Schubert, 855 Gruenwald St. The little 5 yr. old after a day's work that began about 5:00 A.M. helping her mother in the Biloxi Canning Factory, begun at an early hour, was tired out and refused to be photographed. The mother said, "Oh, she's ugly." Both … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Some of the younger workers (not all) who work in the Biloxi Canning Factory. On right-hand end of photo is Lazro Boney, 12 years old, been working 4 years at this factory. Both he and his mother said he makes $1.75 a day when shrimp are large and plentiful. … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Jewell and Harold Walker, 6 and 5 years old, pick 20 to 25 pounds of cotton a day. Father said: "I promised em a little wagon if they'd pick steady, and now they have half a bagful in just a little while." Location: Comanche County--[Geronimo], Oklahoma / … [Read more...]
"Lewis Hine caption: Edgar Kitchen 13 yrs. old gets $3.25 a week for working for the Bingham Bros. Dairy. Drives dairy wagon from 7 A.M. to noon. Works on farm in afternoon (10 hours a day) seven days a week--half day on Saturday. Thinks he will work steady this year and not go … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Hazel family (very poorly educated). Children have not been to school this year although living within 1 1/2 miles of school 5-7. Bowling Green vicinity, Kentucky, November 10, 1916. Lewis Hine caption: Mrs. J.L. Hazel and children stripping tobacco. A … [Read more...]
All of the information about this family is based on a combination of official government documents such as the US Census through 1930, marriage and death records, family history summaries posted on various genealogy-related websites, city and town directories, newspaper … [Read more...]
As I write the last words of this story, it has been almost 103 years since the Young family was photographed in Tifton. No doubt, it is the only picture that exists of Mrs. Young with her nine youngest children. We can thank Mr. Hine for that. With my research behind me now, and … [Read more...]
Who is this boy? Lewis Hine caption: "Livers" a young newsie. Location: St. Louis, Missouri, 1910. I was able to get a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to publish this photo and an article about my research. It appeared in the paper on Dec 28, 2007. No … [Read more...]
Josie, six year old, Bertha, six years old, Sophie, 10 years old, all shuck regularly. Maggioni Canning Co. Location: Port Royal, South Carolina, Lewis Hine, Febraury 1911. This is one of about 20 photos Hine took at this little hamlet in the South Carolina "low country." His … [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: 6 P.M. April 23, 1909. A few of the young workers in Bates Mfg. Co., Lewiston, Me. Many more and younger. This mill is as bad as the average South Carolina mill in regard to child labor. In April of 1909, Lewis Hine took 13 photographs in Lewiston, Maine, a … [Read more...]