LEWIS WICKES HINE 1874-1940
Lewis Hine was a child rights activist who documented
the harsh reality of living and working conditions during the Industrial
Revolution. He worked in collaboration with the National Labor Committee
between 1907 and 1910 with the purpose of changing public attributes
and ending child labor. Hine's work became one of the most influential
driving forces in the fight for stricter labor laws. This exhibit
displays some of his photographs and includes some of the original
"Perhaps you are weary of child labor pictures.
Well, so are the rest of us, but we propose to make you and the whole
country so sick of the whole business that when the time comes, child
labor pictures will be records of the past."