“while photographs may not lie,
liars may photograph.”

© Lewis Wickes Hine, ca. 1931, Empire State Building, New York

“You can see the most beautiful things from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. I read somewhere that people on the street are supposed to look like ants, but that’s not true. They look like little people. And the cars look like little cars. And even the buildings look little. It’s like New York is a miniature replica of New York, which is nice, because you can see what it’s really like, instead of how it feels when you’re in the middle of it.” (Jonathan Safran Foer)

© Lewis Wickes Hine,  Aug. 2, 1917, Picking Shade-grown Tobacco

"I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven’t had time for tobacco since." (Arturo Toscanini)

© Lewis Wickes Hine, 1910, 'Fresh air for the baby', Italian quarter, New York

“Fresh air makes me throw up. I can’t handle it. I’d rather be around three De Nobili cigars blowing in my face all night.” (Frank Sinatra)

© Lewis Wickes Hine, 1908, 'Indianapolis newsboy'

'John Howell, an Indianapolis newsboy, made $.75 some days. Begins at 6 A.M., Sundays. Lives at 215 W. Michigan St.'