SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
 
The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 

 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

WEB SITE & CONTENTS
© 2017 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Lewis Hine

Liberty Garter: 1908

Liberty Garter: 1908

        This just in from historian Joe Manning: An update on Yetta Finkelstein and her family.

January 1908. New York. "Mrs. Finkelstein, 127 Monroe Street. Bessie (age 13), Sophie (age 7). Girls attend school. Making garters for Liberty Garter works, 413 Broadway. Mother, a widow, earns 75 cents a day by working all day until 12 at night. Bessie works until 10 p.m., Sophie until 9. They expected to work until 10 p.m. to finish the job, although they did not know when more work would come in. Witness Mrs. Hosford." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Printer's Helper: 1917

Printer's Helper: 1917

February 1917. "Horace Lindfors, 14-year-old printer's helper, sizing up leads for Riverside Press, First Avenue, New York City." 5x7 inch glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

Boston Manglers: 1917

Boston Manglers: 1917

February 2, 1917. "Girls working at mangle in Bonanno Laundry, 12 Foster Wharf, Boston. All are 15 years old and go to continuation school." 5x7 glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

Louis Gitney: 1917

Louis Gitney: 1917

February 1917. New York. "Louis Gitney, a young compositor earning $7 a week in a Sixth Avenue (N.Y.) printing office. He learned the trade at Public School 64." 5x7 inch glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Made in America: 1909

Made in America: 1909

"Noon, June 10, 1909. Parker Mill in Warren, Rhode Island. I saw these and nearly a dozen youngsters who looked to be under 14 at work there that A.M. when I went through the mill as a visitor." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Elbows and the Boy: 1909

Elbows and the Boy: 1909

May 1909. Manchester, New Hampshire. "Boy with bare arms, Fred Normandin, 15 Bridge Street, has been working in Amoskeag Manufacturing Company mill No. 1 for several months." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Company Men: 1911

Company Men: 1911

January 1911. Pittston, Pennsylvania. "Four Breaker Boys working in #9 Breaker, Hughestown Borough, Pennsylvania Coal Company. Boy on left is Tony Ross, 142 Panama Street. Other small boy is Mike Ross, cousin." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2017 Shorpy Inc.