“Tipple Boy” Original photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, 1908, Library of Congress, Framed poster


This striking framed poster features a photograph taken by Lewis Wickes Hine in October 1908. The image depicts a young tipple boy, identified as Otha Porter Martin (born July 3, 1897), working at the Turkey Knob Mine in Macdonald, West Virginia. Hine captured this photograph as part of his work for the National Child Labor Committee, documenting the harsh realities of child labor in the early 20th century.

The photograph showcases the hardships endured by children in the coal mining industry during this era, with young boys like Otha working long hours in dangerous conditions. This powerful image serves as a reminder of the struggles and sacrifices made by Appalachian communities and the importance of preserving their history.

Printed on high-quality, thick matte paper, this poster is housed in a stylish matte black frame made from wood sourced from renewable forests. The Acrylite front protector ensures the longevity and clarity of the image, while the included hanging hardware makes it easy to display this poignant piece of history in any room.

Bring a touch of Appalachian heritage and history to your space with this framed poster, a poignant reminder of the region’s resilience and the progress made in protecting children’s rights and well-being.

Product Details:
• Ayous wood .75″ (1.9 cm) thick frame from renewable forests
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Lightweight
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
• Blank product components in the US sourced from Japan and the US
• Blank product components in the EU sourced from Japan and Latvia

Frame Dimensions: 24″ × 36″ (60.96 cm × 91.44 cm)

Note: When hanging the poster horizontally, place each mounting hook 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the frame corners for secure and level placement.

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