The most impressive shots of life of American workers beginning of the XX centuryPictolic
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.
"12-year-old working in a textile factory".
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.
"Girl in a cotton mill in South Carolina".
"Midnight at the glass factory".
The work of Lewis Hine was filled with humanistic, and publication, struggling for the speedy improvement of social conditions, willing to print them.
"Plant mechanic", 1920.
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.
Builder of the Empire state building "touches" to the top of a skyscraper "Chrysler", 1930.
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.
1930. Builder of the Empire state building.
Builders eat lunch sitting on a steel construction on the top floor of the building.