Powerful photos show us 'The Bonds We Share'

It's difficult to imagine what the world was like 100 years ago but fortunately colourist Tom Marshall is here to help.

Writing on Bored Panda, he explained that his favourite photographer was Lewis Hine, who documented child poverty in America and whose work as a sociologist eventually led to the change in child labour laws in the US.

Using the photos from the US Library of Congress, Tom added colour digitally and presented the snapshots of the past in all their glory:

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1. 9-year-old Johnnie and the shucking-boss (Dunbar, Louisiana, March 1911)


2. Michael McNelis, and 8-year-old newsboy

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3. Jennie Camillo, an 8-year-old cranberry picker (Pemberton, New Jersey, 1910)


4. 12-year-old newsboy Hyman Alpert, who had been selling newspapers since he was nine years old (New Haven, Connecticut, March 1909)


5. Garment workers Katrina De Cato (6), Franco Brezoo (11) Maria Attreo (12) and her sister Mattie Attreo (5) at 4 pm (New York City, 26th January 1910)


6. Thirteen-year-old newsboy Raymond Klose (middle) (St. Louis, Missouri US, 1910)


7. Eleven-year-old newsboy Roland (Newark, New Jersey)


8. One of the underprivileged (Hull House, Chicago 1910)


The photos, which can be found exhibited at the US Library of Congress, have been colourised by Tom Marshall. You can find more of his work here.

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