Photo, Print, Drawing All work in Ewen Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Co. (see photos taken at breaker later). Philip Kurato (on left end of photo) 177 So. Main St., Pittston, Pa. Working in breaker for 6 months, said he was 12 years old, but doesn't appear to be that. Told the school Principal the other day he was 13 years old. Jo Tabone (middle) 141 Thompkin St., benn [i.e., been] working three years in Ewen Breaker. Said 14 years old but doesn't appear to be. Charlie Bootha (right-end) said he was 12 years old. Works at Ewen Breaker. Lives in Sebastopol. Couldn't spell his own name and didn't know name of street he lives on. Seems to be under 12 years old. All were suspicious of my sending them to school. Philip Kurato's step-mother told me (through an interpreter) that he has a birth certificate showing him to be 13 years old; that he has been working in the breaker for two years - and that Squire Barrett gave him his working papers. The step-mother owns a home near by, said to be worth $1,500. Location: Port Griffith, Pennsylvania.

[ color digital file from b&w original print ]

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Title
All work in Ewen Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Co. (see photos taken at breaker later). Philip Kurato (on left end of photo) 177 So. Main St., Pittston, Pa. Working in breaker for 6 months, said he was 12 years old, but doesn't appear to be that. Told the school Principal the other day he was 13 years old. Jo Tabone (middle) 141 Thompkin St., benn [i.e., been] working three years in Ewen Breaker. Said 14 years old but doesn't appear to be. Charlie Bootha (right-end) said he was 12 years old. Works at Ewen Breaker. Lives in Sebastopol. Couldn't spell his own name and didn't know name of street he lives on. Seems to be under 12 years old. All were suspicious of my sending them to school. Philip Kurato's step-mother told me (through an interpreter) that he has a birth certificate showing him to be 13 years old; that he has been working in the breaker for two years - and that Squire Barrett gave him his working papers. The step-mother owns a home near by, said to be worth $1,500. Location: Port Griffith, Pennsylvania.
Contributor Names
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
Created / Published
1911 January.
Subject Headings
-  Boys.
-  Coal miners.
-  United States--Pennsylvania--Port Griffith.
-  Pennsylvania--Port Griffith
Format Headings
Photographic prints.
Notes
-  Title from NCLC caption card.
-  Attribution to Hine based on provenance.
-  In album: Coal mines.
-  Hine no. 1930.
-  General information about the Lewis Hine child labor photos is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.nclc
Medium
1 photographic print.
Call Number/Physical Location
LOT 7477, no. 1930 [P&P]
Source Collection
Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
nclc 01119 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/nclc.01119
Control Number
ncl2004002603/PP
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-nclc-01119 (color digital file from b&w original print)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
image
Description
1 photographic print.

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Hine, Lewis Wickes, photographer. All work in Ewen Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Co. see photos taken at breaker later. Philip Kurato on left end of photo 177 So. Main St., Pittston, Pa. Working in breaker for 6 months, said he was 12 years old, but doesn't appear to be that. Told the school Principal the other day he was 13 years old. Jo Tabone middle 141 Thompkin St., benn i.e., been working three years in Ewen Breaker. Said 14 years old but doesn't appear to be. Charlie Bootha right-end said he was 12 years old. Works at Ewen Breaker. Lives in Sebastopol. Couldn't spell his own name and didn't know name of street he lives on. Seems to be under 12 years old. All were suspicious of my sending them to school. Philip Kurato's step-mother told me through an interpreter that he has a birth certificate showing him to be 13 years old; that he has been working in the breaker for two years - and that Squire Barrett gave him his working papers. The step-mother owns a home near by, said to be worth $1,500.Location: Port Griffith, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Port Griffith, 1911. January. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ncl2004002603/PP/.

APA citation style:

Hine, L. W., photographer. (1911) All work in Ewen Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Co. see photos taken at breaker later. Philip Kurato on left end of photo 177 So. Main St., Pittston, Pa. Working in breaker for 6 months, said he was 12 years old, but doesn't appear to be that. Told the school Principal the other day he was 13 years old. Jo Tabone middle 141 Thompkin St., benn i.e., been working three years in Ewen Breaker. Said 14 years old but doesn't appear to be. Charlie Bootha right-end said he was 12 years old. Works at Ewen Breaker. Lives in Sebastopol. Couldn't spell his own name and didn't know name of street he lives on. Seems to be under 12 years old. All were suspicious of my sending them to school. Philip Kurato's step-mother told me through an interpreter that he has a birth certificate showing him to be 13 years old; that he has been working in the breaker for two years - and that Squire Barrett gave him his working papers. The step-mother owns a home near by, said to be worth $1,500.Location: Port Griffith, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Port Griffith, 1911. January. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ncl2004002603/PP/.

MLA citation style:

Hine, Lewis Wickes, photographer. All work in Ewen Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Co. see photos taken at breaker later. Philip Kurato on left end of photo 177 So. Main St., Pittston, Pa. Working in breaker for 6 months, said he was 12 years old, but doesn't appear to be that. Told the school Principal the other day he was 13 years old. Jo Tabone middle 141 Thompkin St., benn i.e., been working three years in Ewen Breaker. Said 14 years old but doesn't appear to be. Charlie Bootha right-end said he was 12 years old. Works at Ewen Breaker. Lives in Sebastopol. Couldn't spell his own name and didn't know name of street he lives on. Seems to be under 12 years old. All were suspicious of my sending them to school. Philip Kurato's step-mother told me through an interpreter that he has a birth certificate showing him to be 13 years old; that he has been working in the breaker for two years - and that Squire Barrett gave him his working papers. The step-mother owns a home near by, said to be worth $1,500.Location: Port Griffith, Pennsylvania. January. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ncl2004002603/PP/>.