5 yr old after day's work that began at 5 AM, was tired and refused to be photographed, the mother said, 'Oh, She's ugly,' said picking shrimp was very hard on the fingers, Biloxi, MS, by Lewis Wickes Hine 1911 5 Years Old Girls, Lewis Wicked, Girls Generation, Child Labor, Biloxi Canning, Lewis Hines, Wicked Hines, 5Yearold Girls, Canning Factories
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Is this post-mortem? The mother's hands offer no support to her child. Even the one behind her back is curled into a fist. The natural position would have been to open-handedly lend support, as well as the mother's loving touch. The only thing is that the mother's face looks very alive.
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Four-year-old Mary shucks two pots of oysters a day at Dunbar. She also tends the baby when she's not working! The boss said that next year Mary will work steady as the rest of them. The mother is the fastest shucker in the place. Earns 1.50 a day. Works part of the time with her sick baby in her arms. Father works on the dock. Location: Dunbar, Louisiana. 1911
Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis (1845-1890), African American Sculptor. Lewis, the first famous American sculptor of African descent, had a Chippewa mother and a free black father. After being orphaned at age twelve, she was adopted by abolitionist parents and eventually developed into an accomplished Neo-classical sculptor. While in Rome, she worked and exhibited with the likes of Harriet Hosmer. #Victorian #women #artists