The Children of Lewis Hine #12


Adolescent girls from Bibb Manufacturing Co. in Macon, Georgia (1908)

12 comments:

Tod Brody said...

No idea what the story here is, but this is an amazing image.

Vladimir Estragon said...

The Go-gos: The early years

Gwyllm said...

Before child labour laws were enacted...

Maureen said...

Shirtwaist Factory fire.

Trader said...

Talking about street photographs, I suggest to whom are interested to take a look at John Maloof's work (from Chicago) who works on Ms Vivian Maier.

She was a great photo amateur and she managed to capture moments of the ordinary life of people in NYC & Chicago in the 50s and 60s.

All those pictures were taken on a 120 format.

Here's Mr Maloof blog link:
http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/

justjack said...

The one on the right is still a girl. The others all look like they're in their 50's.

Janet said...

"Truly American"...George W. Bush. Or at least his wish for America.

Tim said...

They don't make 'em like they used to.

Thankfully...

marietta said...

Mit wenigen Mitteln,mit Freundlichkeit,Humor and advice hätte man diese Mädchen hübscher stylen können.Angefangen bei den lieblosen "Frisuren"

MadHatter said...

Marietta,why would you want to give these girls a makeover? They look beautiful just as they are! (were) :)

marietta said...

Hi MadHatter,there is a little mistake.I never want to give the girls a cosmetically changing,they dont need,but they looks not so very happy,like girls in his age,it is maybe the hard work in der Fabrik.

JimG said...

Shirtwaist Factory fire 1911 New York. Doors locked, extinguishers removed, horrible working conditions, a tinder box. 146 dead, mostly girls 16 to 23 years old. Some victims were not identified until 2011.