A View Of Workers In Ewen Breaker Of Pennsylvania Coal Company

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1911

Artist:

Lewis Wickes Hine
American, 1874–1940

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Artist

Lewis Wickes Hine

Title

A View Of Workers In Ewen Breaker Of Pennsylvania Coal Company

Origin

United States

Date

1911

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; stamped verso, right center, sideways, in blue ink: "LEWIS W. HINE / INTERPRETIVE PHOTOGRAPHY / HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK"; printed on paper affixed to verso, right center, sideways, in black ink: "1938 - South Pittson, Pa. Jan. 1911 / A view of workers in Ewen Breaker of Pa. Coal Co.. / Dust so thick that it obscured the view much of the time. / The boys bend over the constant streams of broken coal, / picking out slate. A boss, who is a kind of slave driver, / stands over them, prodding or kicking the boys into / obedience."; inscribed verso, lower left, sideways, in graphite: "14"

Dimensions

19.3 x 24.2 cm (image); 20.3 x 25.3 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Gift of David Vestal

Reference Number

1965.344

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