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    Sale 2506 | Lot 37
    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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    • Sale 2506 Lot 37

      LEWIS W. HINE (1874-1940)
      Gum vendors selling near the National Theatre, Washington, D.C. Silver print, the image measuring 4 5/8x6 5/8 inches (11.7x16.8 cm.), with Hine's Hine Photo Company and Set No. hand stamps, an N hand stamp, and a numeric hand stamp, and the title, in ink, and the number 2903 twice, in pencil, on verso. 1912

      Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

      Hine's full caption for this image read: "9 P.M. Gum vendors still selling, near the National Theater. Eli Marks, 8 years old, makes 25 cents a night. Morris Marks, 10 years old, makes 50 cents a night. Harry Schneider, 11 years old, makes 50 cents a night. "When they see us, they chase us home at 8:30, but when we see 'em coming we slid the boxes in our pockets, until the cop gets past. Then we stay 'til 9 or after sometimes."


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