[Toronto]: Lumiere Press, 1995. Octavo, 23.6 x 16 cm. Cased in quarter natural linen and grey Canson paper over boards. Printed paper label to the spine. Title device blocked in black and blind to the lower outer corner of the upper cover. pp.  8-39, . A fine copy. The text was set in Linotype Old Style Number One, with Torino used for display, and printed on Mohawk Superfine paper. Two photographs, printed by gelatin-silver process from a copy negatives, are tipped-in. Further illustrated with two inset leaves of plates, each bearing a photograph reproduced by offset at The Coach House Printing Company. From a numbered edition of 200 copies, this being number 54. A further 41 copies, comprising lettered and roman numeral states, were retained by the printer. Item #270
“Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940) studied sociology at Chicago, Columbia and New York Universities. His ability to combine scientific methodology with aesthetic intuition resulted in photographs of both social acuity and artistic substance. As a progressive in the rising social movement at the beginning of the century, he devoted himself to chronicling the plight of the immigrant and working class in America.
A prolific photographer, Hine’s work was widely published, most notably in the form of the ‘photo story’, a format which he pioneered. The enactment of national child labour reform legislation was a direct consequence of his compelling exposés. […]
In addition to his periodical contributions, Hine also published the book Men at Work. Over the last fifty years Hine’s photographs have become a fixture in American social histories and photographic anthologies.” — Michael Torosian.