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United States Labor History

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Lewis Hine as social critic

Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer

Lewis Hines

Mrs. Tony Racioppo, 260 Elizabeth St., N.Y. 1st floor rear, finishing pants in dirty tenement home. Althou[gh] it is a licensed house, the whole place is very much run down. The ahllway [i.e., hallway] is in the same condition as that one at 266 Elizabeth (see photo). Baby had bad cough. Mother said recovering from measles. Location: New York, New York (State)

(photo from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)