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Children of a disabled coal miner stand in the doorway of their Appalachian home in the early 1960s. (Photo by Jack Corn, now belonging to Vanderbilt University.)

Children of a disabled coal miner stand in the doorway of their Appalachian home in the early 1960s. (Photo by Jack Corn, now belonging to Vanderbilt University.)

Adelaide Springett was so ashamed of her tattered boots, she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books, £20.

Portraits of the Spitalfields Nippers taken by photographer in book

Adelaide Springett was so ashamed of her tattered boots, she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books, £20.

clichés saisissants du travail des enfants vu par Lewis Hine

clichés saisissants du travail des enfants vu par Lewis Hine

William Gedney's Kentucky photos from 1972.

William Gedney's Kentucky photos from 1972.

Women coal miner 1890

Women coal miner 1890

woman with dahlias (doris ulmann, appalachian portraits, c1930)

woman with dahlias (doris ulmann, appalachian portraits, c1930)

Don McCullin

Don McCullin

| Great Depression Iowa Farm Family 1936 Photograph -

| Great Depression Iowa Farm Family 1936 Photograph -

the holocaust -

the holocaust -

The family of a West Virginia coal miner during the 1930s.

The family of a West Virginia coal miner during the 1930s.

Vintage Photograph - Bath time

Vintage Photograph - Bath time

Korean War Artillery

Korean War Artillery

Une mère cache son visage de honte de vendre ses enfants, Chicago. [1948]

46 vues inattendues de moments historiques

Une mère cache son visage de honte de vendre ses enfants, Chicago. [1948]

Children living in a "Company" House - West Virginia coal mine life during the 1930's was tough. The Coal companies used the miners to dig the coal, then turned around and rented them company houses and sold goods at the company store. As these photos show, the miners and their families practically worked just to keep alive, while the mine owners made a killing.

Children living in a "Company" House - West Virginia coal mine life during the 1930's was tough. The Coal companies used the miners to dig the coal, then turned around and rented them company houses and sold goods at the company store. As these photos show, the miners and their families practically worked just to keep alive, while the mine owners made a killing.

by Lewis Hine

Lewis Hine, pionnier de la photographie sociale

by Lewis Hine

Mother and children living along US Route 70, TN 1936; Library of Congress FSA/OWI photograph collection

Mother and children living along US Route 70, TN 1936; Library of Congress FSA/OWI photograph collection