Lewis Hine caption: Mildred Griffiths, 9 Pleasant St., 13 yrs. old. A regular packer in Blanchard's Sardine Factory. Makes $1.00 to $2.00 a day. Sometimes works until midnight. Location: Eastport, Maine, August 1911. "My dad had one picture of her as an adult, but it was … [Read more...]
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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.
My wife and I regularly attend the Sunday morning Children's Mass in our parish. During the homily, the priest invites the children to sit on the steps just below the altar, while he delivers a brief sermon prepared especially for them. During the Consecration, the most solemn … [Read more...]
Lewis Wickes Hine, courtesy of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film. Lewis Wickes Hine was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on September 26, 1874, to Douglas Hull Hine and Sarah Hayes Hine. His father died in an accident in 1892, … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Comparison of Ages: Left: Marion Deschere, just passed 13 years. Helps sister in mill "some." Next is Mildred Greenwood, "going on 14." Goes to school. Next is Mamie La Barge, 13 years, but said 14 years. Right end is Rosina Goyette, said 14, probably 12 or … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Two young carrying-in boys in Alexandria (Va.) Glass Factory. Frank Clark (on left) 702 N. Patrick St., could neither read nor write, having been to school only a few weeks in his life. Two older brothers work in glass factory, and his father is a candy maker. … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: On right hand is Richard Fitzgerald, 53 Montgomery St., works in twisting room of Eclipse Mills, No. Adams. On left hand, Joseph Adams, 107 Front St., works in twisting room of Eclipse Mills,. Location: North Adams, Massachusetts, August 1911. "He always … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Boys working in Amoskeag Mills, Manchester, N.H. Smallest boy is Napoleon Cammery, 194 Merrimac St. Been in mill 1 year. Next boy is Jerry Moore, 352 Chestnut St. Martin Markey, 33 State St. Location: Manchester, New Hampshire, May 1909. This is the second … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Laura Petty, a 6 year old berry picker on Jenkins farm, Rock Creek near Baltimore, Md. "I'm just beginnin'. Picked two boxes yesterday. (2 cents a box). July 8, 1909. Location: Baltimore, Maryland. (See my report July 10, 1909.) This photo is little Laura … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: "Carrying-in" boy in Alexandria Glass Factory, Alexandria, Va. Works on day shift one week and night shift next week. Location: Alexandria, Virginia, June 1911. I've seen this popular Hine photo many times, and every time I do, I can't stop staring at it. … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: John Slebzak. Location: (near) Baltimore, Maryland, July 1909. Lewis Hine caption: Slebzak family (Polish) working on Bot[t]omley farm, near Baltimore, Md. They have worked here 3 years and one winter at Avery Island, Louisiana. All work except the … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Ralph Kuyrkendall. "I'm learnin' to spin in Magnolia Cotton Mill. Work with Blanch ---. I'm 10 years old. Been in the First Grade three years and Second Grade one year." Location: Magnolia, Mississippi, May 1911. "I don't think my grandfather ever completed … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Shorpy Higginbotham, a "greaser" on the tipple at Bessie Mine, of the Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Co. Said he was 14 years old, but it is doubtful. Carries two heavy pails of grease, and is often in danger of being run over by the coal cars. Location: … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Joe Allard, 5 Tannery Yard (on left hand). Sweeper in twisting room, Eclipse Mills. Location: North Adams, Massachusetts, August 1911. "Every New Year's Eve, my father would take each one of us kids into a room alone, and we'd get down on our knees, and he … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Joseph Crapo, 47 Fruit St. Works in Eclipse Mills. Apparently 13 years old. Location: North Adams, Massachusetts, August 1911. When this handsome young man posed for Lewis Hine almost 100 years ago, neither he nor anyone else in this small factory city … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Willie Cheatham, Western Union messenger #1. Says he is 16 years now; been messenger for 6 years. Late Sunday night, October 4th, I talked with him, still on duty, until 10 P.M. "You bet I know every crooked house in town. Went to school with one of those … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Mother and children hulling strawberries at Johnson's Hulling Station. Cyral (in baby cart) is 2 yrs. old this May and works steadily hulling berries. At times Cyral would rest his little head on his arm and fall asleep for a few minutes and then wake up, … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Little Fannie, 7 years old, 48 inches high, helps sister in Elk Mills. Her sister (in photo) said, "Yes, she he'ps me right smart. Not all day but all she can. Yes, she started with me at six this mornin'." These two belong to a family of 19 children. … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: 7 year old Ferris. Tiny newsie who did not know enough to make change for investigator. There are still too many of these little ones in the larger cities. Location: Mobile, Alabama, October 1914. "When I used to go to Girl Scout camp, my daddy would send … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Newsie on Main St. at 2 P.M. Said "our class did not have any school this afternoon." Marshall Knox, 10 years old, 23 Hamilton Street. Location: Rochester, New York (State), February 1910. "He was very distinguished looking. When he was almost 90, he had a … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Erenne La Prise, a doffer, apparently 13 year[s] old, doffing at his machine in Spring Village Mill. Said he had been working a year and a half. Location: Winchendon, Massachusetts, September 1911. "He was fun to be with. He was jolly, and he was very … [Read more...]