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Making Stockings

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Lewis W. Hine, Making Stockings, 1915, gelatin silver print, Bequest of Fae Heath Batten, no known copyright restrictions, 1997.58.73

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Title

Making Stockings

Artist

Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874-1940)

Date

1915

Medium

gelatin silver print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 4 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; sheet: 7 in x 5 in

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Bequest of Fae Heath Batten

Accession Number

1997.58.73

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

gelatin silver prints

photographs

sewers

Description

From 1906 until 1918, Lewis Hine worked for the National Child Labor Committee, traveling more than twelve thousand miles throughout the United States to photograph children at work in factories, mines, and other industrial facilities. In the fight for stronger child-labor laws, Hine’s photographs served as undeniable evidence of poverty and unacceptable working conditions. Although the images depict children in dangerous, overcrowded, and dirty settings, Hine also captures their dignity and pride. His deep respect for his sitters is evident in Making Stockings, which features a young girl seated in profile, carefully tending to her duties in a disorderly factory.

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