4 P.M. Ceru family, 143 Thompson St., near tenement, N.Y....  family photo

4 P.M. Ceru family, 143 Thompson St., near tenement, N.Y....

4 P.M. Ceru family, 143 Thompson St., near tenement, N.Y. In this dirty attic home with a dog and a cat adding to the other filth that accumulates, these three make artificial leaves. The little five ... show more

4 P.M. Ceru family, 143 Thompson St., near tenement, N.Y. In this dirty attic home with a dog and a cat adding to the other filth that accumulates, these three make artificial leaves. The little five-year-old helps some. She was sighing, "Tired." Her sister (about 10 years old) works until 9 P.M. some nights although she is near-sighted. At home she keeps her glasses on the shelf, 'because [because] Mother says I look funny with them. Now I got to go out and shop." [Second card:] Making artificial leaves in tenement attic. New York City, 1912. The 5-year-old helps. Her sister, aged 10, works till 9 P.M. some nights although she is near-sighted. Location: New York, New York (State)
1 photographic print.
  • Title from NCLC caption card.
  • Attribution to Hine based on provenance.
  • In album: Tenement homework.
  • Hine no. 2810.
  • National Child Labor Committee Collection
  • Families.
  • Children & adults.
  • Laborers.
  • Home labor.
  • Artificial flower industry.
  • Vision disorders.
  • Hours of labor.
  • Tenement houses.
  • Sanitation.
  • Clotheslines.
  • United States--New York (State)--New York.
  • Photographic prints
Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.)
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
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