a bit of beauty

I recently discovered the work of American photographer Lewis W. Hine. He’s best known for his photographs of child labour from 1920-1940 and was an active socialist but what sparked an interest for me was the beauty of the women he photographed. After looking at many photos of women working I found one which was titled “A Bit of Beauty Behind the Threads”, showing that I was seeing what he intended for his photographs to convey. I just love how immaculately presented these women are even though they are conducting menial jobs in industrial environments.

A Bit of Beauty Behind the Threads 1932-3
A Bit of Beauty Behind the Threads 1932-3
Woman sewing ca. 1930
Woman sewing ca. 1930
Woman with Machine ca. 1933
Woman with Machine ca. 1933
Woman Printing, Leaf Relief ca. 1920-1940
Woman Printing, Leaf Relief ca. 1920-1940
Woman sewing ca. 1930
Woman sewing ca. 1930
Woman sewing ca. 1930
Woman sewing ca. 1930
Woman with Loom, ca. 1933
Woman with Loom, ca. 1933
Woman with Loom ca. 1933
Woman with Loom ca. 1933
Paper box cutting ca. 1906-1938
Paper box cutting ca. 1906-1938
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