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Vance, a Trapper Boy, 15 years old. Has trapped for several years in a West Va. Coal mine. $.75 a day for 10 hours work. All he does is to open and shut this door: most of the time he sits here idle, waiting for the cars to come ... (LOC)

Hine, Lewis Wickes,, 1874-1940,, photographer.

 

Vance, a Trapper Boy, 15 years old. Has trapped for several years in a West Va. Coal mine. $.75 a day for 10 hours work. All he does is to open and shut this door: most of the time he sits here idle, waiting for the cars to come. On account of the intense darkness in the mine, the hieroglyphics on the door were not visible until plate was developed. Location: West Virginia.

 

1908 September.

 

1 photographic print.

 

Notes:

Title from NCLC caption card.

Attribution to Hine based on provenance.

In album: Coal mines.

Hine no. 0163.

 

Subjects:

Boys.

Coal miners.

Coal mining.

United States--West Virginia.

 

Format: Photographic prints.

 

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

 

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

 

Part Of: Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.) 2004667950

 

General information about the Lewis Hine child labor photos is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.nclc

 

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/nclc.01076

 

Call Number: LOT 7477, no. 0163

  

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