Our Foreigners by Samuel P. Orth. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1920. 255 pp. Vol. 35 of The Chronicles of America Series. Octavo. Hardbound with gilt-embellished boards and spine. Printed dust jacket. 27 gravure reproductions, all but two after photographs by Hine, of different "immigrant types". Original tissue guards.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; small chip to upper edge.
The Armies of Labor: A Chronicle of the Organized Wage Earners by Samuel P. Orth. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1919. 278 pp. Vol. 40 of The Chronicles of America Series. Octavo. Hardbound with gilt-embellished boards and spine. Printed dust jacket. 5 plates total with 2 gravure reproductions after photographs by Hine. Original tissue guards.
Slight curve to lower corners; otherwise Fine. jacket with chips to rear panel and spine area; three small edge tears (less than 1 in./2.5 cm.)
An interesting selection of Hine's early published documentary work in its original context.
"Declaring that he "wanted to show things that had to be corrected," [Hine] was one the earliest photographers to use the photograph as a documentary tool. Around 1920, however, Hine changed his studio publicity from "Social Photography by Lewis W. Hine" to "Lewis Wickes Hine, Interpretive Photography," to emphasize a more artistic approach to his image making. Having joined the American Red Cross briefly in 1918, he continued to freelance for them through the 1930s. --the Getty Museum