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These Lewis Hine photographs documenting child labor in glassmaking are from the series taken for the National Child Labor Committee during the period 1908-1912. These public domain images are provided here as low-resolution GIFs, the only free digital format available from the National Archives (searched with ARC).
Lewis Hine: midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: putting bottles into the annealing oven Lewis Hine: typical glass works boy
08/1908 · ARC ID 523079
"Indiana Glass Works. Midnight. Indiana."
08/1908 · ARC ID 523080
"Putting bottles into the Annealing Oven. 1 A.M. Indianapolis, Ind."
08/1908 · ARC ID 523081
"A typical glass works boy, night shift. Said he was 16 years old. 1 A.M. Indiana."
 
Lewis Hine: Glass works boy waiting Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works
08/1908 · ARC ID 523082
"A glass works boy waiting for the night shift. Indiana."
08/1908 · ARC ID 523086
"9 P.M. in an Indiana Glass Works. Indiana."
10/1908 · ARC ID 523090
"Glass blower and mold boy. Boy has 4 1/2 hours of this at a stretch; then an hour's rest and 4 1/2 more: cramped position. Day shift one week: night shift next. Grafton, W. Va."
 
Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works
10/1908 · ARC ID 523091
"Carrying-in-boy at the Lehr (15 years old). Has worked for several years. Works nine hours. Day shift one week, night shift next week. Gets $1.25 per day. Grafton W. Va."
10/1908 · ARC ID 523092
"Union Stopper Co. Plenty of small boys here. The one boy by the machine is a catching-up-boy. He seemed about 10 years old. Morgantown, W. Va."
10/1908 · ARC ID 523093
''Teaching the young idea.'' The boss (who began at 10 years of age, and has been at it for 30 years) showing a beginner (who is apparently 9 or 10). Morgantown, W. Va."
 
Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works
10/1908 · ARC ID 523094
"5 pm. Boys going home from Monougal Glass Works. A native remark, ''De place is lousey wid kids.'' Fairmont, W. Va."
11/15/1909 · ARC ID 523227
"Cumberland Glass Works. A young holding mold boy is seen, dimly, in middle distance to left of centre. Negroes, Greeks, and Italians are being employed in many glass houses. Bridgeton, N.J.
11/15/1909 · ARC ID 523228
"At the ''glory hole.'' A midnight scene in a N.J. Glass Works. His name is Edwin Cope. His mother read me the date of his birth from the family record, March 1896. This proves him to be 13 years old. Bridgeton, N.J."
 
Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works
11/15/1909 · ARC ID 523229
"Night scene in Cumberland Glass Works. Small boy in middle distance of photo. Bridgeton, N.J."
11/16/1909 · ARC ID 523230
"Two of the boys on night shift in the More, Jonas Glass Co.
11/16/1909 · ARC ID 523231
"Scene in More-Jonas Glass Works. Bridgeton, N.J."
 
Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works
11/16/1909 · ARC ID 523232
"Scene in More-Jonas Glass Co. Small ''snapper up boy'' facing the camera is Harry Simpkins. Small ''carry-in-boy,'' with back to camera. Bridgeton, N.J."
11/16/1909 · ARC ID 523233
"Scene in More-Jonas Glass Co. Small boy in center of photo with cap pulled down over face was undoubtedly under 14 years of age. He tried to dodge the camera for an hour. Name is Michael West. Bridgeton, N.J."
11/16/1909 · ARC ID 523234
"A midnight scene in More-Jonas Works. See small snapper up boy in left of photo. Bridgeton, N.J."
Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works
11/19/1909 · ARC ID 523235
"Midnight scene. Cumberland Glass Works. At the lehr. Bridgeton, N.J."
11/15/1909 · ARC ID 523236
"Night scene, Cumberland Glass Works. Bridgeton, N.J."
11/21/1909 · ARC ID 523237
"T.C. Wheaton Glass Works. Millville, N.J."
 
Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works
11/22/1909 · ARC ID 523238
"Night scene, Wheaton Glass Works. Millville, N.J."
11/1909 · ARC ID 523239
"Day scene. Wheaton Glass Works. Boy is Howard Lee. His mother showed me the family record in Bible which gave birth July 15, 1894. 15 years old now, but has been in glass works two years and some nights. Started at 13 years old. Millville, N.J."
11/1909 · ARC ID 523240
"Day scene. Wheaton Glass Works. Millville, N.J."
 
Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works
11/27/1909 · ARC ID 523241
"Woodbury Bottle Works. Noon hour. All are workers."
11/27/1909 · ARC ID 523242
"Woodbury Bottle Works. Noon hour. All are workers. Woodbury, N.J."
11/1909 · ARC ID 523243
"Scene in Woodbury Bottle Works. They work nights. Woodbury, N.J."
 
Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works
05/10/1910 · ARC ID 523297
"Noon hour at Obear-Nestor Glass Co. All these boys are working at the glass works. East St. Louis, Mo."
06/23/1911 · ARC ID 523439
"Photograph of Glass Factory Worker Rob Kidd"
06/23/1911 · ARC ID 523440
"A few of the young boys working on the night shift at the glass factory. Alexandria, Va."
 
Lewis Hine: Midnight, Indiana Glass Works
06/23/1911 · ARC ID 523441
"A few of the young boys working on the night shift at the Alexandria Glass Factory. Alexandria, Va."