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Young Boy on Door Step
  • Lewis Wickes Hine
    1874–1940
    born: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States ; died: Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Young Boy on Door Step, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silver chloride print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12.7 x 13.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 x 5 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • By exchange with the International Museum of Photography, G. Eastman House
  • Not on display
  • 1976.0012
Description

Black-and-white image of a young boy seated on a cement doorstep. He is turned in three-quarters view toward the right side of the image, and facing the viewer. He is wearing a dark, loose, short-sleeved shirt and loose pants of the same material. He is barefooted and his hands and feet are dirty. The ground is covered with cement, and the building behind the doorstep is made of brick. There is a dark, wooden staircase partially visible in the top right corner of the image.