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    Lewis Wickes Hine (American, 1874-1940)
    A Group of Five National Child Labor Committee Photographs of Boys (5 works), 1909-1914
    Gelatin silver
    4-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches (12.1 x 16.5 cm), or the reverse and smaller
    Each with numeric notations verso. Four accompanied by a photocopy of the original caption.

    Titles include: Boys working in Great Falls Mfg. Co., Somersworth, N.H. Right hand boy John Velvile, Been in mill one year, Left hand boy Arthur Roy, 5 Union St., 8 Months in mill. Somersworth, New Hampshire,1909; Elmer Skinner, 10 years old, Columbus, Georgia, 1913; A young sweeper, La Grange, Georgia, 1913; Neil Power, 10 years old, Rome, Georgia; and, 2 table boys in Moore Drug store, Montgomery, Alabama, 1914.

    Condition Report*: In overall very good condition. A few scattered handling creases. Corners bumped. All in mats.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    4th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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