Lewis Hine caption: Erenne La Prise, on left, apparently 13 years old, a doffer at Spring Village Mill, said he had been working a year and a half. Als de Gauthier, apparently under 14 (next Erenne) also a doffer at Spring Village Mill. Location: Winchendon, Massachusetts, … [Read more...]
LEWIS HINE PROJECT - Page 5
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: Tipple Boy, Turkey Knob Mine, MacDonald, W. Va. Witness E. N. Clopper, August 1908. Lewis Hine created this powerful image of a young mine worker only a few months after the National Child Labor Committee sent him on his first major assignment to photograph … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Nan de Gallant, 4 Clark St., Eastport, Maine, 9 year old cartoner, Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #2. Packs some with her mother. Mother and two sisters work in factory. One sister has made $7 in one day. During the rush season, the women begin work at 7 a.m., … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Arthur Chalifoux, 3 Rand St. (4th boy from left). Works in Eclipse Mills, No. Adams. Location: North Adams, Massachusetts, 1911. "Three girls fainted in the Eclipse mill yesterday as a result of the extreme heat. The long continued hot spell is beginning to … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Slovenly kitchen living-room of family of Alfred Benoit, 191 N. Front St., a sweeper in Bennett Mill; has been there for two months. Mother works in the same mill; father is a canvasser (and shiftless). Said, "I'm de father of 11 children." The baby in the … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: A Suggestion for Dependent Widows. Mrs. Bessie Hicks, a widow in the mill settlement at Matoaca, Va. She has no children large enough for the cotton mill, so she is starting a little store in her home. Location: Matoaca, Virginia, June 1911. Bessie Hicks … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Three young cutters who work in the Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #4, Eastport, Me. They work at night when the rush is on. Youngest is Rob Collins, 10 years old; next is Dan Collins, 11 years; next is Milton Shannon. All live on South Clark Street. Location: … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Selling on Main Street, 9:30 P.M. Left to right: Joseph Magus, 10 years old, 80 Melody St. Guy Casacali, 12 years old, 31 Maple St. Morris Stein, cripple, 14 years old, 53 Sullivan St. Asked policeman on corner where they were selling, how late they stayed out … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Lawrence Purdie (right end) has been spinning in the mule room of the cotton mill at Matoaca, Va., for two years. His brother, next to him, helps in the mill. The others in the photo are not working yet. The father is not at work now as work is slack. … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: William Tobias 80 Grattan St., Brooklyn -12 yrs old. Boy was starting for the subway to sell papers on "trains until 6 A.M. "Cause termorrer dey haint no school and I kin sleep all day and sell again at night." "All de barkeepers is me customers." Asked him … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: 143 Hudson St., ground floor. Mrs. Salvia; Joe, 10 years old; Josephine, 14 years old; Camille, 7 years old. Picking nuts in a dirty tenement home. The bag of cracked nuts (on chair) had been standing open all day waiting for the children to get home from … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: "OUR BABY DOFFER" they called him. Donnie Cole. Has been doffing for some months. When asked his age, he hesitated, then said, "I'm Twelve." Another young boy said "He can't work unless he's twelve." Child Labor regulations were conspicuously posted in the … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Extremes of age in the Belton Mfg. Co., S.C. The boy is Fred Willingham. Been working six months in the Bolton Mfg. Mill. Gets 50 cents. Sweeps. His next older brother has been doffing a year or two. Fred and his older sister had some confusion about the age, … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Family of L.H. Kirkpatrick, Route 1, Lawton, Oklahoma. Children go to Mineral Wells School #39. Father, mother and five children (5, 6, 10, 11 and 12 years old) pick cotton. "We pick a bale in four days." Dovey, 5 years old, picks 15 pounds a day (average) … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Clerinda Norrin, said 11 years old and helps sister spin in Glenallen Mill. Winchendon, Mass. September 3, 1911. On my first trip to Winchendon, on September 24, 2008, I brought along my camera and a binder with all 40 of Hine's photos and captions. This … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Monongah Glass Co., Fairmont, W. Va. Jo Before a glass wks boy going home, 5 P.M. He says he is 12 years old, and has been at it one year: is a "ketchin-up-boy" $.70 a day: says glass business is all right. Asked if he was going to be a glassblower when he … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Smallest boy is Mike Ferinco, 75 Monroe St., 10 years old. Sells until 8:30 P.M., Newark, N.J. Other is Duar Feriari, 60 Monroe St. Sells until after 9 P.M. Location: Newark, New Jersey. December 1909. The following appeared in New Jersey Review of … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: 6-year old Warren Frakes. Mother said he picked 41 pounds yesterday "An I don't make him pick; he picked some last year." Has about 20 pounds in his bag. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma / Lewis W. Hine, October 11, 1916. Lewis Hine caption: Family … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Eddie and Carmine Zizza, twelve year old twins who make $1.50 a day. They belong to a family of 13 children many of them newsboys, August 1st, 1924. Location: Newark, New Jersey. "He worked for the A & P food market for over 30 years. He was a vegetable … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: One of America's youngest newsboys. 4 years old and regular seller. Tampa, Florida, March 1913. "The first time I saw the picture, it was in the magazine for the 13th Annual Italian-American Invitational Golf Tournament. That was in 1990. The picture was … [Read more...]