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First Work in America, Italian Immigrant Carries Garments To The Tenement Home

A work made of gelatin silver print.
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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.




Lewis Wickes Hine
American, 1874–1940

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Lewis Wickes Hine


First Work in America, Italian Immigrant Carries Garments To The Tenement Home


United States (Artist's nationality)

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Made 1910


Gelatin silver print


Unmarked recto; stamped verso, upper center, in blue ink: "LEWIS W. HINE / INTERPRETIVE PHOTOGRAPHY / HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK"; inscribed verso, upper center, in graphite: "1910 / First Work In America / Italian Immigrant carries / garments to Tenement home for the family-1910"; stamped and inscribed verso, center, in black ink and red pencil: "Please Credit [stamped in black ink] : Photo League / Lewis W. Hine Memorial Collection [inscribed in red pencil]"; stamped verso, lower left, sideways, in blue ink: "4944"


Image: 24.2 × 19.2 cm (9 9/16 × 7 9/16 in.); Paper: 25.2 × 20.3 cm (9 15/16 × 8 in.)

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Gift of David Vestal

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