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Lewis Hine Photos of child labor in America, 1920's

Lewis W. Hine - Sadie Pfeifer, a Cotton Mill Spinner, Lancaster, South Carolina,

"A moments glimpse of the outer world.  Said she was 10 years old. Been working over a year." North Carolina, Lewis Hine, 1908

Lewis Hine "A moments glimpse of the outer world. Said she was 10 years old. Been working over a year.

Child Labor: A barefoot girl works in a New England textile mill, 1910.

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.

Lewis Hine documented the plight of child workers in the U.S. His work created significant changes in the child labor laws.

Lewis Wickes Hine (September 1874 – November 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.

Child labor in Maryland oyster cannery from the series, American Child Labour c.1900-1937, by Lewis Wickes Hines

Child labor in Maryland oyster cannery from the series, American Child Labour by Lewis Wickes Hines

Construido durante la Gran Depresión, el Empire State Building es un símbolo de recuperación económica después del crack del 29. Estas fotografías fueron tomadas durante su construcción, reflejando el peligro diario al que se exponían los trabajadores. Por aquel entonces se trataba del edificio mas alto del mundo,y digno sucesor de la torre Eiffel. Esta es una colección propiedad del New York Public Library. También puedes ver 20 fotografías de la construcción de la Tor...

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Francis Lance, 5 years old, 41 inches high. Sells regularly on Grand Avenue. Location: St. Louis, Missouri.

Francis Lance, 5 years old, 41 inches high. Sells regularly on Grand Avenue.

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Spinners at the Pell City Cotton Mill.photo by Arthur Carlton who stated: "Grouped for me by overseer Mr. Thompson, Supt of the Mill (there are still Carltons in Pell City.wonder if they are descendants of Arthur)

Oyster shuckers in South Carolina Josie 6, Bertha 10 and Sophie 6. 1909

Josie and Bertha, six years old, and Sophie all shucked oysters regularly at the Maggioni Canning Co. in Port Royal, South Carolina, Child labor laws were lax at that time. Photo by Lewis Hine.

October 1908. "Boy Sweeper and Carding Machines, Lincoln Cotton Mills, Evansville, Indiana." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

October "Boy Sweeper and Carding Machines, Lincoln Cotton Mills, Evansville, Indiana." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Newsboy - Little Fattie. Less than 40 inches high, 6 years old. Been at it one year.   St. Louis, Missouri, 1910.

Little Fattie. Less than 40 inches high, 6 years old. Been at it one year. Louis, Missouri, 1910 by Lewis Hine

American children in  the beginning of the 20th century

Spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill. Worked only during vacation." Photograph (original glass negative) and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

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Boys working at the Ivey Mill Company, Hickory, North Carolina. Photography taken by Lewis Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. Image courtesy of Learn NC.

legrandcirque:    Lewis Wickes Hine, A young orphan girl, Washington, DC, USA, 1906.

A young orphan girl, Washington, DC, Sign in window says "Temporary Home for Colored Children". Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

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