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Picking out Nut Meats in New York Tenement
  • Lewis Wickes Hine
    born: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States ; died: Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Picking out Nut Meats in New York Tenement, circa 1912
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silver chloride print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12.7 x 17.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 x 7 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • By exchange with the International Museum of Photography, G. Eastman House
  • Not on display
  • 1976.0016

Black-and-white image of two seated women in profile, facing each other at a table while picking through piles of nuts. There is a small child on each woman's lap, and there is a third child standing behind the table, wearing a long-sleeved, white garment. The women are wearing long-sleeved dresses with the sleeves rolled up to their elbows, and their hair is tied back loosely. There is a dark, wooden door that is open behind the table, and in the top left corner of the image there is a line of laundry hung near the ceiling.