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Woman in a Cotton Mill, circa 1910

Gelatin silver, printed later
7 1/4 × 9 1/4 in
18.4 × 23.5 cm
Bidding closed
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Heritage Auctions

printed later

Condition Report: Sheet is cornered to board; edgewear to the margins; minor emulsion …

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printed later

Condition Report: Sheet is cornered to board; edgewear to the margins; minor emulsion loss to the extreme edges of the margins.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Research Reports' and 'George Eastman House' stamps verso.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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 labor laws. To create these images—he made over 5,000 negatives for the National Child Labor Committee over the course of 10 years—Hine often snuck into factories to conduct his work, noting personal details about the children, including their ages, heights, and the hours that they worked, and portraying them in frank, directly head-on portraits. In addition, he created a now-famous series of images of workers atop the Empire State Building during its construction in the 1930s for the series “Men at Work”.

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About the work
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printed later

Condition Report: Sheet is cornered to board; edgewear to the margins; minor emulsion …

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printed later

Condition Report: Sheet is cornered to board; edgewear to the margins; minor emulsion loss to the extreme edges of the margins.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Research Reports' and 'George Eastman House' stamps verso.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Lewis Wickes Hine
American, 1874–1940
Follow

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 labor laws. To create these images—he made over 5,000 negatives for the National Child Labor Committee over the course of 10 years—Hine often snuck into factories to conduct his work, noting personal details about the children, including their ages, heights, and the hours that they worked, and portraying them in frank, directly head-on portraits. In addition, he created a now-famous series of images of workers atop the Empire State Building during its construction in the 1930s for the series “Men at Work”.

Woman in a Cotton Mill, circa 1910

Gelatin silver, printed later
7 1/4 × 9 1/4 in
18.4 × 23.5 cm
Bidding closed
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