Lewis Wickes Hine - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
    Phillips de Pury & Company New York, 16 April 2010, lot 249

  • Catalogue Essay

    The following full or partial descriptions appear on the back of the individual frames:
    (a) Group of young workers in Merrimack Mill (not the youngest). December 1913.
    (b) Only 50% of the pupils are present at School #3, Dist. #3, Ft. Morgan, Colorado. October 1915.
    (c) Group of spinners in the Elk Cotton Mills. Youngest girl hardly know her name. Youngest boy runs two sides at ten cents each day, Fayetteville, Tennessee. November 1910.
    (d) All these work in Peerless Cyuter Co. Had to get the photo while bosses were at dinner as they refused to permit children in the photos. March, 1911.
    (e) This boy has worked in Payne Cotton Mill, Macon, GA, two sides, and earns 52 cents a day. January, 1909.
    (f) These are all workers in Richmond Hosiery. December 1910.
    (g) Rommel home, 430 N. Loomis St. Ft. Collins, CO. Home boarded up for six months this year while family lived in the little shack down in 4040. October 1915.
    (h) Family of J. W. Lott at West. The father and three oldest children (two of them under legal age) work regularly in the Valley Cotton Mill. November 1913.
    (i) Workers in the Nokomis Cotton Mill, Lexington, N.C. The smallest boy said he was 11 years old and makes 50 cents a day. October 1912.
    (j) Part of a family of Louis Benken-Dorfer a Bohemian farmer who owns this farm of eighty. November 1913.

    Please reference lot 151 for an essay on this artist


Selected Images from the National Child Labor Committee

Ten gelatin silver prints.
Each 4 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (11.7 x 16.8 cm)
Each with printed description and dates on labels affixed to the reverse of the frames.

$15,000 - 20,000 

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