Artist Lewis Wickes Hine, American, 1874-1940
  • Boy Stealing Fruit from a Barrel
Date 1910
Medium gelatin silver print
Dimensions Image: 4 5/8 × 3 1/2 inches (11.7 × 8.9 cm)
Sheet: 7 × 5 inches (17.8 × 12.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund
Accession Number 71.22
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, on verso, upper right corner: 1668
Inscribed, in pencil, on verso, top center: N. [illegible] 1668.
Inscribed, in blue ink, on cream tissue, mounted on verso: National Child Labor Committee. | No. 1668. | This boy and brother were picking discarded fruit out of barrels in market near 14th St. N.Y. City. He was also (when apparently unobserved) stealing good fruit [underscored] from their barrels. | July 1910. | New York. | Photo by Lewis W. Hine.
(Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, USA);
1971-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)