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New York Public Library’s Digital Gallery

I’d been looking through NYPL’s Digital Gallery for class (I’m doing a magazine spread on Art Nouveau) when I found this collection of Lewis Wickes Hine’s photos. He documented child labor, Ellis Island Immigrants, working and domestic conditions in America between 1905-1938. These photos are beautiful because they are a dark part of our history.

A family of seven sons and one daughter, Ellis Island, New York (1904-1926, some printed later)

Jennie is 51 inches tall…, December 1908 (1908)

Sadie Pfeifer, 48 inches tall…, November 1908  [Cotton mills N-362] (1908)