Mar 11, 2021 - Sale 2561

Sale 2561 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
LEWIS W. HINE (1874-1940)
John Gibson, Newsboy, 13 years of age, Wilmington, Delaware. Silver print, the image measuring 4 5/8x3 3/4 inches (11.7x9.5 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with the numeric notation 1522 twice, in pencil, on verso. 1910

Additional Details

Hine's full caption for this image read: "John Gibson, Newsboy, 13 years of age. Selling newspapers 7 years. Average earnings $1.25 per week. Selling newspapers own choice. Smokes. Visits saloons. Works 9 hours per day. John's brother is a messenger who directed investigator to a number of houses of prostitution, on Tatnall and Orange Sts. Investigator, Edward F. Brown."