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Sam Pine, 8 year old truant newsboy who lives at 717 West California Street
1917

Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Measurements
12.2 × 17.2 cm (image) 12.7 × 17.8 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Inscription
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.c.: 4758
typed in blue ink on paper label on reverse c.: 4578 / Sam (...illeg.) 8 - year - old truant newsboy, who / lives at (...illeg.) Said: "I / was late getting up and don't want to get / the rubber tube (rubber tube underlined) for being tardy so I staid / away to-day." Photographed during school / hours. Lewis W. Hine.
stamped in purple ink on reverse l.c.: PROPERTY OF / NATIONAL / CHILD LABOUR COMMITTEE
stamped in purple ink on reverse l.r.: PROPERTY OF / NATIONAL / CHILD LABOUR COMMITTEE
photocopy on accompanying paper label: 4758 / 4758 Oklahoma City, Okla. 3-14-17. / Sam Pine, 8 - year - old truant newsboy, who / lives at 717 W. California St. Said: "I / was late getting up and don't want to get / the rubber tube (rubber tube underlined) fo being tardy so I staid / away to-day." Photographed during school / hours. Lewis W. Hine.
Accession Number
PH45-1980
Department
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1980
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
Gallery location
Not on display
About
Lewis Hine, worked for the National Child Labor Committee [NCLC] from 1907, and published his photographs to effectively forward the case for child labour reforms. His photographs illustrating working children were so potent and shocking that they became the principle vehicle of the NCLC for advocating reform. The NCLC committee Chairman recognised the far reaching effect of Hines photographs when he said, “The evils were intellectually but not emotionally recognised until his skill, vision and artistic finesse focussed the camera intelligently on these social problems.”