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Industrial Hazard, Steel Worker

A work made of gelatin silver print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.


c. 1915


Lewis Wickes Hine
American, 1874–1940

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Lewis Wickes Hine


Industrial Hazard, Steel Worker


United States (Artist's nationality)

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Made 1910–1920


Gelatin silver print


Unmarked recto; inscribed and stamped verso, upper center, in graphite, black and blue ink: "151 Wreckage [inscribed in graphite] / An "industrial hazard" Steel worker [inscribed in black ink] / Lewis W. Hine / Interpretive Photography / HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON / NEW YORK [stamped in blue ink]"; inscribed verso, center, in graphite: "PALLAS-5 OF 10"; verso, lower center, in graphite: "2 [encircled]"; verso, lower right, in graphite: "P75-5; 2.125"


Image: 24.5 × 19.4 cm (9 11/16 × 7 11/16 in.); Paper: 25.3 × 20.3 cm (10 × 8 in.)

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Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Alan E. Koppel

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