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FS29: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Lewis Wickes Hine [1874-1940, Winsconsin, USA] - George, A Worker in A Cotton Mill Vintage Gelatin-silver Print

Auction Lot FS29/462

Lewis Wickes Hine [1874-1940, Winsconsin, USA] - George, a worker in a Cotton Mill vintage gelatin-silver print - image 11.5 x 8.5cm, sheet size 17 x 12cm Inscribed and initialled by Hine on the reverse of the print 'George, a worker in a cotton Mill. Mother said he had just reached 11 years and has been working on and off for over a year. He makes 5.50 dollars a week. father works in Mill, April 1913. F W.H'.

Lewis Wickes Hine [1874-1940, Winsconsin, USA] - George, A Worker in A Cotton Mill Vintage Gelatin-silver Print (FS29/462) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 19th January 2016 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Lewis Wickes Hine [1874-1940, Winsconsin, USA] - George, a worker in a Cotton Mill vintage gelatin-silver print - image 11.5 x 8.5cm, sheet size 17 x 12cm Inscribed and initialled by Hine on the reverse of the print 'George, a worker in a cotton Mill. Mother said he had just reached 11 years and has been working on and off for over a year. He makes 5.50 dollars a week. father works in Mill, April 1913. F W.H'.

Notes

This and five other gelatin-silver contact prints come from the glass negatives of the Survey of Child Labour Conditions in America, undertaken by Hine for the National Child Labor Committee between 1908 and 1917.

Provenance

Their Provenance Is From Lunn Gallery Graphics International Ltd. See Lunn Gallery Catalogue 5, Washington 1976, Note To Item 115. These Prints Were Amongst The Duplicates Acquired By The Lunn Gallery From The George Eastman House Collection.

Price Realised

£550

Department

Pictures

Fine Art Category

Manuscripts and Photographs

Fine Art Knowledge Base

Sale Information

FS29: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 19th January 2016
Wednesday, 20th January 2016

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 10:00am on Wednesday, 20th January 2016 as part of the Oriental and European Ceramics and Glass section of the sale.

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