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Lewis W. Hine

Anemic Little Spinner in Cotton Mill, North Pownal Cotton Mill (Addie Card)

Lewis W. Hine

Lewis W. Hine

Anemic Little Spinner in Cotton Mill, North Pownal Cotton Mill (Addie Card)

Anemic Little Spinner in Cotton Mill, North Pownal Cotton Mill (Addie Card)

Lewis W. Hine

1874 - 1940

Anemic Little Spinner in Cotton Mill, North Pownal Cotton Mill (Addie Card)


gelatin silver print, credit and number '1056' in pencil on the reverse, 1910

image: 4 ⅝ by 3 ½ in. (11.7 by 8.9 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This photograph is on single-weight paper with a semi-glossy surface, which overall measures 7 by 5 inches. It is in generally very good condition. In raking light, three small sharp creases are visible in the lower portion of the image, likely breaking the emulsion. There are small losses to the margin corners as well as sharp handling creases throughout the margins. There is some minor soiling on the front and reverse. When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Russell Freedman, Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor (New York, 1994), p. 4

Karl Steinorth, ed., Lewis Hine: Passionate Journey, Photographs 1905-1937 (Zürich, 1996), p. 120

Vicki Goldberg, Lewis W. Hine: Children at Work (New York, 1999), dust jacket and p. 53 

The subject of this photograph is Addie Card, who was described by Hine in the original caption card for this picture as simply 'anemic little spinner.' E. F. Brown, an employee of the National Child Labor Committee who accompanied Hine and also wrote some of the reports and caption cards, provided further identification: 'Addie Card, 12 years. Spinner in North Pormal [sic] Cotton Mill. Vt. Girls in mill say she is ten years. She admitted to me she was twelve; that she started during school vacation and new [sic] would "stay."'  


Hine's portrait of Addie Card was immortalized on a U. S. postage stamp in 1998. It later served as inspiration for the novel Counting on Grace (2007) by Elizabeth Winthrop.  For years misidentified as Addie "Laird," Addie Card lived until age 94.