Sunday, September 6, 2009
20th Century Barbershops ~ #6 In A Series
These photographs were taken by Lewis Hine, as part of his effort to document child labor at the beginning of the 20th century. This 12 year old boy, above, was working in his father's barber shop on Hanover Street, in Boston. The photograph was made in February, 1917.
In February, five years earlier, in 1912, Mr. Hine shot the picture below in front of a Thompson Street barbershop in New York City - a young girl delivering an armful of freshly sewn kimonos. He noted in the margins "girl very reticent".