A Little Shaver, Indianapolis

Lewis Wickes Hine, Photographer (American, 1874-1940)

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This "Little Shaver," a six-year-old, 41-inch-tall newsboy peddling the Indianapolis News, posed for Hine in August 1908. [new para] Hine, who had been hired in 1907 by the philanthropic National Child Labor Committee, traveled throughout the East and South photographically documenting the harsh, unsafe conditions of children working in fields, mines, factories, and canneries. [new para] Armed with Hine’s documentation, the NCLC worked for passage of federal and state legislation to outlaw most forms of child labor.

(Photocollect, New York, New York); purchased by (Lee Marks, Shelbyville, Indiana) in 1986; given by Lee Marks and John C. DePrez, Jr., Shelbyville, Indiana in 2008 (2008.770).

Object Information

photographer
Lewis Wickes Hine (American, 1874-1940)
creation date
1908, printed about 1920
materials
gelatin silver print affixed to artist's mount
dimensions
9-1/2 x 7-5/8 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
Typed on label, verso, c: PEOPLE CALL HIM "A LITTLE SHAVER." SIX/YEARS OLD AND FORTY-ONE INCHES HIGH--HE/STANDS FOR AN ARMY OF LITTLE NEWSIES THE/COUNTRY OVER/Street Trades/N-105/Indianapolis, Ind./August 1908/Photo-Study by Lewis W. Hine.
Stamped, verso, u.c.: LEWIS W. HINE/INTERPRETIVE PHOTOGRAPHY/HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK
Stamped, verso, l.c.: NATIONAL CHILD LABOR COMMITTEE/145 EAST 32nd STREET/NEW YORK, N.Y. 10016
accession number
2008.770
credit line
Gift of Lee Marks and John C. DePrez, Jr., Shelbyville, Indiana
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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