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Photographer: Lewis Hine
By Lewis Hine, Vicki Goldberg
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Publication date: 1999
Print length: 104 pages
Language: English
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At the dawn of the twenty-first century, it is hard to imagine a time when this country's coal miners and mill workers were elementary-school aged boys. But nine decades ago, it was entirely common to find a seven-year-old boy selling a newspaper, digging in the fields, or standing in an assembly line.

Photographer Lewis W. Hine's images of these child workers serve as disturbing evidence of America's dark side, a time before common beliefs about poverty had shifted. Hines photographs inspired the Progressive reform movement and the professionalization of social work. With his camera, Hine (1874-1940) helped make possible the everlasting efforts of the National Child Labor Committee.

Lewis Hine: Children at Work explores the world of juvenile workers in mills, mines, canneries, fields, and city streets throughout America with shocking candor and insight. Featuring large, high-quality black-and-white photographs, Children at Work is at once impressive and shocking, beautiful yet utterly heartbreaking.
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