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Sweepers and mule-room boys in Royal Mill, River Point, R.I. Boy left hand end, Manuel Mites has been in mill 2 years. Clinton Silvey and Louis Perry (centre boys) have been in mill one year and said they are now 12 years old. Boy on right hand Manuel Silvey been in mill 1 year. (They could not speak English.) Location: River Point, Rhode Island., 1909

Gelatin silver print
4 1/4 × 5 3/4 in
10.8 × 14.6 cm
Lewis Wickes Hine
American, 1874–1940
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For American photographer Lewis Wickes Hine, photography was a tool to “show things that had to be corrected.” At the beginning of the 20th century, he realized the storytelling power of documentary photography, and his images of children working in shocking situations would become instrumental in the passage of child …

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Lewis Wickes Hine
American, 1874–1940
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For American photographer Lewis Wickes Hine, photography was a tool to “show things that had to be …

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For American photographer Lewis Wickes Hine, photography was a tool to “show things that had to be corrected.” At the beginning of the 20th century, he realized the storytelling power of documentary photography, and his images of children working in shocking situations would become instrumental in the passage of child …

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Sweepers and mule-room boys in Royal Mill, River Point, R.I. Boy left hand end, Manuel Mites has been in mill 2 years. Clinton Silvey and Louis Perry (centre boys) have been in mill one year and said they are now 12 years old. Boy on right hand Manuel Silvey been in mill 1 year. (They could not speak English.) Location: River Point, Rhode Island., 1909

Gelatin silver print
4 1/4 × 5 3/4 in
10.8 × 14.6 cm
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