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Lot 12: HINE, LEWIS W. (1874-1940) Young spinner at looms.


Platinum House

by Swann Auction Galleries

October 4, 2012

New York, NY, USA

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Description: HINE, LEWIS W. (1874-1940)
Young spinner at looms. Silver print, 4 5/8x6 5/8 inches (11.8x16.8 cm.), with numeric notations, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. Circa 1908

Notes: A rare print in which a ubiquitous and antagonistic on-site foreman may be partially seen at the far right. This poignant image sets into relief the child's diminutive stature against the oversized, enveloping heavy machinery (which she laboriously operated). Hine's humanistic approach alludes to the scrutiny under which this child toiled, as well as the physically demanding nature of her job.

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