Seven Original Photographs, with related material

Price: $9,500.00

Unbound. A fascinating collection of seven images taken and printed by Lewis W. Hine, several of his nephew George C. Rich, all of which came from the estate of Rich himself (Hine married Sara Ann Rich in 1904, George was the son of her brother Walter). In 1908 Hine became the photographer for the The National Child Labor Committee, and by all accounts his photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States, particularly in mills, mines, and factories. In his efforts, he apparently utilized his nephew as a subject for his photographs illustrating child labor.

As follows:

1. Approximately 5" x 7" gold-toned platinum portrait print on textured paper stock of an adolescent George C. Rich in cap. About fine. Captioned in pencil on verso in the hand of George Rich: "George Rich by Lewis Hine."

2. Approximately 5" x 7" gelatin silver portrait print of an adolescent George C. Rich in cap. Small chip in upper right corner, very good. Captioned in pencil on verso in the hand of George Rich: "George C. Rich Picture by Lewis Hine." Note this is the identical image to #1 in a different photographic process.

3. Approximately 5" x 7" gold-toned platinum portrait print of George C. Rich posed in profile. About fine. Captioned in pencil on verso in the hand of George Rich: "George C. Rich Picture by Lewis Hine."

4. Approximately 4" x 6" gelatin silver portrait print of W.C. Rich (George C. Rich's father). Small paper remnant on verso, about fine. Captioned in pencil on verso in the hand of George Rich: "W. C. Rich Picture by Lewis Hine."

5. Approximately 5.75" x 3.75" albumen print of a tractor in the field harvest. Very slightly faced, else about fine. Captioned in pencil on verso in the hand of George Rich: " Combing Oats. Hine Photo."

6. Approximately 5.75" x 3.75" albumen print of men, women, and children (one of whom might be George Rich) in a swimming hole in a rather desolate looking landscape. Very slightly faced, else about fine. Captioned in pencil on verso in the hand of George Rich: "Swimming Hole Garland. Hine Photo."

7. Approximately 10" x 8" gelatin silver print of a man driving two cows on a road against a rural landscape. Nicks in three corners, not really affecting the image, otherwise a very deep and rich image, near fine. Signed on verso by "Lewis W. Hine (Delaware County, N.Y.)", and below that, written in Rich's hand: "Property of George & Doeretta Rich. Franklin, N.Y."

With:

8. Pamphlet: "For Child Labor Day 1921." New York: The National Child Labor Committee, 1921. Octavo. 13[3]pp. Relief half-tone photographically-illustrated stapled self-wrappers. Both front and back cover feature the same photographic image of a grinning young George C. Rich dressed in ragged overalls and a straw hat, with the photographer identified in print as Lewis W. Hine. Near fine. Written in Rich's hand on rear cover: "Property of G&D Rich."

9. Hanging relief half-tone photographically-illustrated card with attached calendar for 1921, featuring the same image of Rich as on #8. Approximately 5.5" x 9". New York: Compliments of The National Child Labor Committee, 1921. Lacking the calendar leaves for January thru April, punch hole on top broken through, about very good.

10. Identical to #9 (except condition). Hanging relief half-tone photographically-illustrated card with attached calendar for 1921, featuring the same image of Rich as on #8. Approximately 5.5" x 9". New York: Compliments of The National Child Labor Committee, 1921. Calendar leaves are all present, but chipping and trimming at the upper margins of the card, thus good only.


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Seven Original Photographs, with related material. Lewis W. HINE.
Seven Original Photographs, with related material
Seven Original Photographs, with related material
Seven Original Photographs, with related material
Seven Original Photographs, with related material
Seven Original Photographs, with related material
Seven Original Photographs, with related material
Seven Original Photographs, with related material
Seven Original Photographs, with related material
Seven Original Photographs, with related material