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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Lewis Hine

Campbell Kids: 1912

Campbell Kids: 1912

Children playing with Campbell Kid dolls. New York City, March 1912. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Durward Nickerson: 1914

Durward Nickerson: 1914

"Durward Nickerson, Western Union messenger #55. Birmingham, Alabama. 18 years old. Lives in Bessemer, R.F.D. #1. Saturday night, Sept. 26, 1914, he took investigator through the old Red Light on Avenue A, pointed out the various resorts, told about the inmates he has known there. Only a half dozen of them were open now. Durward has put in two years in messenger work and shows the results of temptations open to him. He has recently returned from a hobo trip through 25 states. He was not inclined to tell much about the shady side of messenger work, but one could easily see that he has been through much that he might have avoided in a profitable kind of work." View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Messenger Boys: 1909

Messenger Boys: 1909

Western Union messengers in Hartford, Conn. March 1909. They are on duty, alternate nights, until 10 P.M. Messenger #32 is Thomas De Lucco, 9 years old, who works second job as newsboy. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Bob Burton: 1908

Bob Burton: 1908

Bob Burton, Gastonia, North Carolina. 15 years old. A typical adolescent, overgrown, thin, anemic. Been in mill for 8 years. Doffing still in Ozark Mills. November 1908. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

An Exciting Moment: 1908

An Exciting Moment: 1908

An exciting moment at the Newsboys’ Picnic, Cincinnati. August 1908. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

A Marvelous Time Was Had by All

A Marvelous Time Was Had by All

On the Scenic Railway at the Newsboys’ Picnic in Cincinnati, August 1908. A marvelous time was had by all. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Celery Cola: 1908

Celery Cola: 1908

John Howell, an Indianapolis newsboy. Makes 75 cents some days. Begins at 6 A.M., Sundays. Lives at 215 W. Michigan St. August 1908. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. This is as close to a Hine self-portrait as we've seen. Who can tell us about Celery Cola?

 
 
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