Lewis Wickes Hine
(Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1874 - 1940, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York)
"Our Baby Doffer" they called him. This is one of the machines he has been working at for some months at the Avondale Mills. Said, after hesitation, "I'm 12," and another small boy added, "He can't work unless he's twelve." Child labor regulations conspicuously posted in the mill. Location: Birmingham, Alabama
gelatin silver print
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Lewis Wickes Hine,
"Our Baby Doffer" they called him. This is one of the machines he has been ...,
gelatin silver print,
4 5/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (11.75 cm x 16.83 cm);
Gift of Demetrios Scourtis;
4 5/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (11.75 cm x 16.83 cm)
Gift of Demetrios Scourtis
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