From 1908 to Lewis Hine collected visual evidence of the nation's youngest workers. Hine described this young mill worker, Addie Card, as an "anemic little spinner." She was photographed in 1910 at the North Pownal Cotton Mill in Vermont.
"Some doffer boys." These boys worked in a cotton mill, removing ("doffing") and replacing thread bobbins when they were empty. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Commission. Some Doffer Boys: 1909
Lewis Hine, gamin de Paris, Lewis Wickes Hine was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States.