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Lewis W. Hine 
Vance, a trapper boy, coal mine 
1908 
  
Gelatin silver print 
4 1/4 x 6 in (10.8 x 15.2 cm) 
  
Swann Galleries - New York 
Sale 2208 Lot 25 
  
 
LL/35579 
  
Lewis W. Hine (ICP, 1974), 24 (here the photograph is dated 1911).
 
Hine's caption to this photograph reads: "Vance, a trapper boy, 15 years old. Has trapped for several years in a West Virginia coal mine at 75 cents a day for 10 hours work. All he does is to open and shut this door: most of the time he sits here idle, waiting for the cars to come. On account of the intense darkness in the mine, the hieroglyphics on the door were not visible until plate was developed." 
 
 
  

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