Stepping out of time  

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Stepping out of time
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The Library of Congress 1909 Boys going to work Title 6 A. M., June 10, 1909. Boys going to work in Warren Mfg. Co., Warren, R.I. Plenty of youngsters here. Location: Warren, Rhode Island. Contributor Names Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer Created / Published 1909 June. Subject Headings - Boys. - Men. - Textile mill workers. - United States--Rhode Island--Warren. - Rhode Island--Warren Format Headings Photographic prints. Notes - Title from NCLC caption card. - Attribution to Hine based on provenance. - In album: Mills. - Hine no. 0814. - Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-62155. - General information about the Lewis Hine child labor photos is available at Medium 1 photographic print. Call Number/Physical Location LOT 7479, v. 2, no. 0814 [P&P] Source Collection Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.) Repository Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Digital Id nclc 01811 // cph 3a01134 // cph 3b09809 // Control Number ncl2004001667/PP Reproduction Number LC-DIG-nclc-01811 (color digital file from b&w original print) LC-USZ6-1225 (b&w film copy negative) LC-USZ62-62155 (b&w film copy negative) Rights Advisory No known restrictions on publication


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11/01/17 7:32 PM GMT
Wonderful treatment of this image! It really emphasizes the point of the photo.
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Jeff Hamilton
11/01/17 7:33 PM GMT
Stepping out of time...was a challenge.. the blending the colors to make them all fit... its very easy to make the figure stick out like a sore thumb. Let me know what you think.
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The reason why the sun sets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB
11/01/17 8:24 PM GMT
I really like the selective coloring Rob. A rough time in our history and they say history has a way of repeating itself.


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
11/02/17 12:57 AM GMT
I, too, enjoy the way you selectively colorize a single subject in one of these historic photos, in order to emphasize a person or concept. My wife just took a peek at it and said it reminded her of the little girl in the red coat, wandering the ghetto as it's being raided by the SS. The girl in the red coat is the most obvious symbol in "Schindler's List", simply because her coat is the only color object, other than the Shabbat candles, presented in the main body of the film. To Schindler and also to director Steven Spielberg (from a comment of his in a documentary about his films), she represents the innocence of the Jews being slaughtered. This little man in green, to me anyway, represents all the children who were forced by poverty to work more hours a day than full grown adults are capable of today. Working to keep from starving at a time in his life when he should have simply been a kid. Times have changed, in this case at least, for the better.

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11/02/17 6:36 AM GMT
At the time, these guys must have wondered about the utter banality of someone photographing this scene. Why would anyone bother or care? They were just a few faceless and unknown young men waiting for their day of toil at the textile mill. But somebody cared enough, and that vanished scene was captured for the future to study and ponder over. That's us for now, there will be others later.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. W.S.
11/02/17 9:46 AM GMT
perfect shot for the work you do rob...i always enjoy selective coloring. amazing what you do to this old shots.
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What happens when you get scared half to death twice?
11/02/17 9:56 AM GMT
A moment in time so well re-created with your technique, they look so unhappy, really is a thought provoking image, and the selective editing does it perfectly. tigs=^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
11/02/17 10:28 AM GMT
Your treatment here is perfect - emphasising this boy who looks to be the youngest and smallest.

Thought provoking indeed. Certainly not the 'good' old days !
I believe they would have considered themselves fortunate to have employment. At least he has a good stout pair of boots - they look a little large, maybe handed down from an older brother or his dad.

I feel an affinity with these folk - I worked in a textile (woollen) mill for a while when I was very young - it was called the twilight shift 6pm to 10pm. Such noise, and such a smell of raw lanolin from the wool - it permeated clothes and hair !
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11/11/17 8:58 PM GMT
Your work on this old images is mind blowing, really like the selective colour - he sure has a serous look on his face
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