The domestic aura conveyed by the foreground scene stands in sharp contrast to background scene, which shows children performing hard labor in an unidentified optics factory.

Child Labor in an Optics Factory (c. 1870)

  • Jörg P. Anders


Source: “Kinderarbeit in einer optischen Fabrik” [“Child Labor in an Optics Factory”]. Woodcut (c. 1870). bpk-Bildagentur, image number 20027884. For rights inquiries, please contact Art Resource at requests@artres.com (North America) or bpk-Bildagentur at kontakt@bpk-bildagentur.de (for all other countries).

© bpk/ Jörg P. Anders