Young Cigarmakers in Englahardt & Co., Tampa, Fla. ... (LOC)

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

    Young Cigarmakers in Englahardt & Co., Tampa, Fla. There boys looked under 14. Work was slack and youngsters were not being employed much. Labor told me in busy times many small boys and girls are employed. Youngsters all smoke (see 565). Witness Sara R. Hine. Location: Tampa, Florida.

    1909 January.

    1 photographic print.

    Title from NCLC caption card.
    Attribution to Hine based on provenance.
    In album: Miscellaneous.
    Hine no. 0564.

    Child laborers.
    Cigar industry.
    United States--Florida--Tampa.

    Format: Photographic prints.
    Glass negatives.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

    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

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

    Call Number: LOT 7483, v. 1, no. 0564

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    1. swanq 20 months ago | reply
      shows the Hines photo caption card. The "a" in Englahardt could be an "e."
      Plenty of other references to this picture use "Englehardt" or "Engelhardt" and I'm inclined to agree that the "a" is a mis-transcription. A Thomas Englehardt was awarded a patent for a Cigar Band in 1903. See
      So far, I've been unable to determine using online sources which of the spellings with "e" is correct for the Tampa cigar factory.

    2. Barbara (LOC P&P) 20 months ago | reply

      swanq: Thanks for pointing out the probable transcription error and the patent information. Another picture in the National Child Labor Collection suggests that the company name is, indeed, "Englehardt"--see the caption for this photo: We'll adjust the description when we next update.

    3. Roamer61 19 months ago | reply

      There is another photo of a cigar smoking youth that he took,more recognized than this one. But this shot of these 3 lads is a good example of the subject matter.

    4. Roamer61 19 months ago | reply

      How did the comments on this photo turn into a political discussion, lol?

    5. brian0 19 months ago | reply

      It's my fault

    6. The Library of Congress 19 months ago | reply

      Sounds like it's time for a new turn in the conversation. We have removed comments that fell outside our comment and posting policy. -- Helena

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