Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor by Russell Freedman

By Russell Freedman

Photobiography of early twentieth-century photographer and schoolteacher Lewis Hine, utilizing his personal paintings as illustrations. Hines's pictures of youngsters at paintings have been so devastating that they confident the yank people who Congress needs to go baby exertions laws.

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Through, even as a in the boys reported from Augusta, Georgia: "Entrance to the difficult. visitor. m. who let I counted about appeared to be from nine to fourteen years of age. I thirty-five stopped them and took them around the corner for a flash-powder photo. " WORK I a. -- ->,^f '•'-'''y-^ :'^.. ^ an Augusta, Georgia, cotton mill pose for a flash-powder photo outside the main gate. SEEING IS BELIEVING ^^ 27 Knitting stockings in a hosiery mill, Loudon, Tennessee, 1910. 28 KIDS AT WORK :3 1- At the seafood cannery in Mississippi where five-year-old Manuel peeled shrimp, Hine was told that he would not be allowed to take pictures around the place during ported to work working hours.

Hine resigned from his job at the Ethical Culture School, but at heart he remained a teacher. " BECOMING A PHOTOGRAPHER '^ 19 Leaving the factory with coats to be sewn at New York 1912. home, City, CHAPTER THREE SEEING IS BELIEVING 5^ C arrying a simple box camera like the one he used at Ellis Island, Lewis Hine traveled back and forth across the country, from the sardine canneries of Maine to the cotton fields of Texas. listened to their stories, He took and reported on pictures of kids at work, their lives.

Homes before summer vacation the term had started. They lagged fall they attended school at all. Some far of these im- migrant children never learned English. They grew up wandering with their parents, moving from cannery to cannery, as they followed the seasons strawberries and peaches in the Work me to in the "Here is at 3 o'clock in the The and shrimp monument to whistle blew the patient Near work some time ago, and of the the in the South. " and eight years at which the ever-present shell little fingers.

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