The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

26 September 1874 was born the famous American photographer Lewis Hein (Lewis Hine). In the early twentieth century he worked as a teacher of botany in Jewish-Slavic ghetto of new York. He began to photograph in 1905, telling photographs about the fate of immigrants in the United States, showing their poverty, confusion and false hope for a better future — if not for themselves then for their children.

Photographs of Lewis Hine were extremely popular. Of them produced slides for lectures and the posters, they were printed in magazines, brochures, books.

We have collected the best footage of Lewis Hine, who made it world famous.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

"12-year-old working in a textile factory".

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

The famous "Vision" depicting a little girl, turning away from the loom to the factory window was a symbol of the struggle against child labour.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

"Girl in a cotton mill in South Carolina".

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

"Midnight at the glass factory".

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

The work of Lewis Hine was filled with humanistic, and publication, struggling for the speedy improvement of social conditions, willing to print them.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

1908.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

1909.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

"Plant mechanic", 1920.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

Ikar, 1920.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

His most famous work from this period is a series of impressive high-altitude photographs devoted to the construction of the 102-storey Empire state building in new York.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

Builder of the Empire state building "touches" to the top of a skyscraper "Chrysler", 1930.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

These works do not reflect the already tragic situation of the working class, rather, they are filled with pride for the achievements of American builders.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

1930. Builder of the Empire state building.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

1932.

The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX century

Builders eat lunch sitting on a steel construction on the top floor of the building.

Keywords: The twentieth century | The height of the building | Lewis Hine | Workers | Construction | USA | Photographer

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