Lewis Wickes Hine - Photographs Day Sale New York Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Lewis H. Hine Memorial Collection (Photo League)
    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Aperture, America & Lewis Hine, p. 29

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Climbing into America. With 1905 equipment, it was not possible (for this photographer at least) to show the herding and mechanization of the final once-over these future citizens received on the 'assembly line' made necessary by the fact that so many thousands were admitted daily."


Climbing into America, Ellis Island, New York

Gelatin silver print, printed late 1930s.
13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (34.3 x 26.7 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, extensively annotated in ink, pencil by the artist, titled, annotated in an unidentified hand in ink and 'Hastings-on-Hudson New York' credit stamp, all on the reverse of the double mount; collection label on the reverse of the backing board.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $40,000

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Vanessa Kramer Hallett
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Photographs Day Sale

New York 2 April 2015 10am & 2pm