Thursday Tidbit – Photos of Italian Immigrants

Most of the pictures I use on this blog are ones that different family members have sent me. I have asked if it is okay to use them on the blog and everyone seems happy to share. I think my use of other pictures would be considered “fair use” under Section 107 of the US Copyright Act but I’m still learning the details of that. Check out this collection.

Lewis Wickes Hine was a photographer who used photographs to promote social change – changes in child labor laws and other working conditions for poor immigrant Americans. Most of his pictures are from New York but they still give you a feel for what things may have looked like when Nick George arrived in New York with his father in 1904.

It’s hard to imagine what this strange new world must have seemed like to our ancestors.

If the link above doesn’t allow you to search other pictures in the collection, just Google “Lewis Wickes Hine” and the second link should take you to the New York Public Library’s photography collection of his works which are available on line.

 

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Tidbit – Photos of Italian Immigrants

    • Catherine –
      I didn’t quite follow the reference to GSA SF 91 but the link you provided was to the application for the annual competition named after one of the Giorgio descendants – Harold Galand, who went by the name Baron H. Galand after he became a famous chef.
      Thanks for sharing. Are you a Giorgio relative by any chance?
      Kalen

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