Oscar Revinsky by Lewis Hine

Title:Oscar Revinsky
Artist:Lewis Hine
Owner:Library of Congress
Country of Origin:United States of America
Date of Creation:1916 AD
Tags:Photographs Massachusetts
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Oscar Revinsky(?) - Born Jan. 11, 1900, 15 years old - 99 Oak Grove Ave. A scavenger on Pine St. Dump. Case known to S.P.C.C. (record No. 4322) since 1910. In 1913 parents refused to let child be committed to Wrentham, Mass. In 1916 father came to office asking that boy be committed as he spent all his time on the dumps. Deficient mentality. Neck covered with scars and boils. "No work - no school" since 1912. Never cleans up. Doesn't go home to meals. Eats from dump and steals from dinner pails. Hard for him to tell where he lives. Thought 92 Oak Grove Ave. Was in baby grade at Ruggles School and was expelled. "Is father alive?" "No, he's a milkman." Fall River, Mass. 6/22/16. Location: Fall River, Massachusetts