Monday, February 11, 2013

101 Years Ago Today

Photographer Lewis Hine captioned this photograph:  "8:00 pm and not yet finished.  The little one on the left is not yet four years old, yet she works, irregularly on flowers all day and sometimes until eight at night.  In spite of a sore throat she was working steadily all the time I was there, occasionally dropping a sigh that was very pathetic.  Father said, "She likes to work."  Oldest sister (who makes six dozen of these little wreaths a day), said the little one makes one dozen wreaths a day.  Family of Peter Mortaria, 8 Downing St.  Apt. 2, New York, New York.

This photograph was made 101 years ago today.

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