My favorite photo is the picture of the people working in the sweatshop. The picture was taken by Lewis Wickes Hine. I found this photo to be my favorite out of all six photographs because you get to see how the life style was back in the early 1900’s. The photograph shows men and women working in a sweatshop but you see more women sewing. In my opinion, I believe they’re more women sewing then men because it was more of a women’s job in this era. The bad part about working in a sweatshop is that the pay that the job offers is low and the working conditions are poor. I could infer that in this time hats were very popular because I see multiple hats hanged up on the walls. The men and women are dressed differently from how men and women dress today. If you look closely at the type of clothing the women were wearing in the photograph, you’ll notice that none of them are exposing their body parts. If you look closely at what the men are wearing you’ll notice some are wearing suspenders with their shirts tucked in. Also, you’ll notice that some of their coats and hats are hung up on the wall. The setting of the sweatshop looks poor, for example the floor looks dirty and unorganized. Also, there’s barely any space for that many people to be working there. This is why this photograph is my favorite because it shows me how life was back in the day compared to how we live life today.
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