Breaker Boys

Lewis Wickes Hine, American, 1874 - 1940

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negative 1911, print 1911-1930

Gelatin silver print

Image: 7 1/4 × 9 7/16 in. (18.4 × 24 cm)

Sheet: 8 1/8 × 10 3/16 in. (20.6 × 25.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund

2005.12

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Photograph

Research Area

Photograph

Not on view

Inscriptions

Inscribed, on reverse, in blue ink: Pennsylvania-1911. Breaker Boys- Photo / Lewis W. Hine; inscribed, on reverse, in blue ink: 1/2 page; stamped, on reverse, in black ink: This photograph is loaned by the / NATIONAL CHILD LABOR COMMITTEE / with the distinct understanding that / credit will be given the Committee in / publication; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, circled: CUT #1 / Young Coal Miners; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, each possibly in different hand: 419 4th / NYC 16; x1075 [Lee Gallery inventory number}; 7[?]1942; CS7429

Course History

ARTH 86, Senior Seminar in Art Historical Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Winter 2013

ARTH 17, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Spring 2013

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

WRIT 5, Human Rights, Global to Local, Peggy Baum, Winter 2014

ENGL 29, American Fiction to 1900, Colleen Boggs, Spring 2014

ARTH 85, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Fall 2014

SART 17.9, The Photographer as Activist: Making Art Inspired by the Hood Museum's Collection, Virginia Beahan, Winter 2015

ARTH 71, The "American Century": Modern Art in the United States, Mary Coffey, Winter 2015

ARTH 71, The "American Century": Modern Art in the United States. Mary Coffey, Winter 2015

ARTH 48.08, The Photographic Medium, Allan Doyle, Winter 2019

HIST 2, #EverythingHasAHistory, Matthew Delmont and Max Fraser - OPEN HOURS, Fall 2019

HIST 2, #EverythingHasAHistory, Matthew Delmont and Max Fraser 2, Fall 2019

HIST 2, #EverythingHasAHistory, Matthew Delmont and Max Fraser, Fall 2019

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020

ANTH 55, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Spring 2021

ANTH 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Spring 2022

Anthropology 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Spring 2023

English 52.19, Poverty in American LIterature: 1861-1925, Colleen Boggs, Spring 2023

English 52.19, Poverty in American Literature: 1861-1925, Colleen Boggs, Spring 2023

English 52.19, Poverty in American LIterature: 1861-1925, Colleen Boggs, Spring 2023

Anthropology 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

American Works on Paper to 1950: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-December 9, 2007.

Capturing Innocence: Photography and the Construction of Childhood, a Student Curated Exhibition for Professor Katie Hornstein’s History of Photography, ARTH17, Spring 2013, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 26-September 8, 2013 .

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 171, no. 141.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 138, ill. plate no. 69.

Provenance

National Child Labor Committee, New York, Alan Klotz Gallery, New York; Charles Schwarts Ltd., New York; Lee Gallery, Winchester, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2005.

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