Basement Home of Man Dying of Tuberculosis, Washington, DC

Lewis Wickes Hine, American, 1874 - 1940


about 1909

Gelatin silver print

Overall: 5 × 7 in. (12.7 × 17.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Franklin Davidson MD, Class of 1955



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

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Research Area


Not on view


Stamped, on reverse: LEWIS W. HINE / INTERPRETIVE PHOTOGRAPHY / HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, beneath stamp: Wash. D.C. 1909 / Basement home of negro / dying of Tb. / (Also in Tenements)? / Ref: LEWIS HINE AND THE AMERICAN Social / conscience - GuttMAN / illus: p114 dated 1908 / 106

Course History

ANTH 50, COCO 2, HIV/AIDS Through a Biosocial Lens: 30 Years of a Modern Plague, Sienna Craig, Timothy Lahey, Spring 2013

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

COCO 2.3, ANTH 50.6, HIV/AIDS Through a Bio-social Lens: Thirty Years of a Modern Plague, Sienna Craig, Timothy Lahey, Spring 2015

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

ANTH 3, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Chelsey Kivland, Spring 2019

ANTH 3.01, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Chelsey Kivland, Fall 2019

ANTH 3.02, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Chelsey Kivland 2, Fall 2019

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


Janet Lehr, Inc., New York; sold to Dr. Franklin Davidson, New York, 1981; given to present collection, 2004.

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