Oct 18, 2018 - Sale 2489

Sale 2489 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 18,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
LEWIS W. HINE (1874-1940)
Pennsylvania coal breakers (Breaker Boys). Silver contact print, the image measuring 4 3/4x6 3/4 inches (12.1x17.1 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with Hine's Interpretive Photography, Hastings-on-Hudson hand stamp and his title, date, and numeric notations, in pencil, on verso. 1912; printed circa 1931

Additional Details

Originally from the Collection of Isador Sy Seidman.

A master print that illustrates Hine's remarkable eye and ability to capture dramatic scenes inspired by Charles Dickens' social realist novels. American child laborers endured unusually long work days in wretched conditions, sacrificing their health and educational opportunities.

Rosenblum and Trachtenberg, America & Lewis Hine: Photographs 1904-1940 (Aperture), p. 101.

Steinorth, ed., Lewis Hine, Passionate Journey, Photographs 1905-1937 (Edition Stemmle), p. 99.