Mary A McKay
Children of Glass Series 2022
In this recent series, I have focused on the plight of the children of the glass industry in the United States around 1910, with a specific focus on Southern New Jersey.
These original images were taken in the factories by the famous photographer Lewis W. Hine under the guise of selling bibles to gain entrance. Some were posed and many were action shots taken during the midnight shifts. These young boys worked around the clock during all shifts, thus skipping school and missing much of their childhood as well.
These images were created by experimenting with mixed media, combining my painting and digital skills with glass, metal, cold wax, oil and film. Click once on the first image, and then the right/left arrows to view all.
18 x 24" Glass, Photo, Metal, Acrylic
Woodbury, NJ 10"x10" Mixed Media - Film, Acrylic