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"Photograph taken after midnight on April 17, 1912, G St. near 14th." 04/17/1912


Photograph taken after midnight on April 17, 1912, G St. near 14th. 04/17/1912

Photograph taken after midnight on April 17, 1912, G St. near 14th. 04/17/1912. Lewis Hine, Photographer (National Archives Identifier: 306616); Papers Accompanying Specific Bills and Resolutions of the 63rd Congress Committee on the District of Columbia, 04/07/1913 - 03/03/1915; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789 - 2005 Record Group 233; National Archives.

"Photograph taken after midnight on April 17, 1912, G St. near 14th. These boys, 10, 11, and 12 years old, were stuck with over fifty papers in their hands, and vowed they would stay until they sold out if it took all night. The oldest said, ‘my mother makes me sell.’"
More Lewis Hine Photos in Picturing the Century
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