Girl’s Head
FES Title: Vignette – Girls head
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Date: 01/04/1910
Size: 10.5″H x 7″W
Medium: char-water-illus-brd
Type: illustration
Published: Sanville, Florence Lucas. “A Woman in the Pennsylvania Silk-Mills: The Conservation of Our Young Womanhood.” Harper’s Monthly Magazine, April 1910: 651.
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Inscription: ll: S–
Annotations: recto – stamped: “Copyright, 1910 By Harper and Brothers”
Comments: TP 5/31/02; index; edit
Commentary: Schoonover spent from November 29 – December 9, 1909 in Scranton, Pennsylvania to gather material for the article about the Silk Mills. He made drawings and took extensive photographs of the women in the industrial environment. “I got into a bit of trouble because I put young faces in all of the pictures. It was printed anyway,” he wrote in a letter to a friend in 1958. The photographs reveal that many of the women working in the mills were young, as they had the energy demanded by the grueling hours of tedious work during long shifts in the mills.
Provenance: Sold by the artist to private collection
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