Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for August 22nd:
"‘Radishes! Penny a bunch!’ ... Cincinnati, OH, 08/22/1908 "


"‘Radishes! Penny a bunch!’ Boys and girls sell all day until 11 P.M. Cincinnati, OH, 08/22/1908 " Lewis Wickes Hine, Photographer (National Archives Identifier: 523071 ); National Child Labor Committee Photographs taken by Lewis Hine, ca. 1912; Records of the Children’s Bureau, 1908 - 1969; Record Group 102; National Archives.

Taken by investigative photographer Lewis Hine on August 22, 1908, the caption of this photograph reads: "‘Radishes! Penny a bunch!’ Boys and girls sell all day until 11 P.M. Cincinnati, OH, 08/22/1908 "

The photograph is one of a series of black-and-white prints given to the Children’s Bureau by the National Child Labor Committee. The almost five hundred photographs represent a fraction of the approximately 5,000 photographs Hine took for the committee to document working and living conditions for children.

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