Lewis Wickes HineAmerican (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
1910photograph | gelatin silver print
This artwork is not currently on view. The museum is closed during our expansion.
4 5/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (11.75 cm x 16.83 cm)
Gift of Demetrios Scourtis
industrial, factories, children, boys, shadows, faces, interiors, child labor