First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title blind-stamped on cover and stamped in silver on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Lewis Hine. Text by Daile Kaplan. Includes a bibliography and index. Designed by Stephanie Bart-Horvath. 240 pp., with 67 black and white plates and 38 additional black and white illustrations. 9-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. A Near Mint copy.
From the publisher: "In World War I, Hine became a photographer for the Red Cross, assigned to record the devastation in Europe and to document the need for relief work. In the spring and summer of 1918 he photographed war refugees and hospitalized soldiers in France...and in November he toured war torn Italy, Greece and Serbia. Hine returned to Paris and then set out again to document the suffering in formerly German-occupied areas of Belgium and northern France. Some of these pictures appeared in Red Cross publications, but most of them went into [their] archives, never to be seen again for sixty years. At the end of World War II, the Red Cross deposited its photograph collection--some 50,000 pictures--in the Library of Congress, where Hine's work was effectively 'lost' due to an eccentric filing code that baffled historians for nearly forty years. Daile Kaplan finally was able to break the code, identify Hine's photographs, and reintroduce to the world the best of this master's 'lost' photographs."