Young Boys Abused For Coal And Glass: One of my hobbies is to unearth interesting vintage pics – often over 100 years old. Where appropriate I recondition the originals to try and recreate what I think the photographer would have seen. This page features some stunning photos that are interesting from both a social and historical standpoint. The theme is child abuse for labour in the coal mines and glass factories of the USA circa 1910. A video has also been prepared for which I have composed a piece of music to accompany the slide show.
Below you will find the vintage photographs – they detail how young boys were exploited and abused by the coal and glass industries. Most of the original pictures are over 100 years old and are enhanced to improve clarity whilst maintaining detail and character. You can either scroll through the photos, clicking on any individual picture to enlarge it, or use my YouTube video below which has a slide show of these photos (and many more) set to music.
The Gallery (click on the photos to see higher definition versions):
For many of the images on these pages I am indebted to the work of Lewis Wickes Hine (1874 – 1940) a pioneer in the use of the camera as an instrument of social change in the USA.
In case you now need cheering up a bit why not listen to the play-list for my album ‘Electro Baroque‘ (also available on iTunes using the link here)? Classical music using modern instruments:
or if you prefer try my electronic music album ‘Studio Valiumm‘ here are the videos (also on iTunes using the link here):