The Lewis Hine Collection at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County.

17 09 2010

I’ve looked for the famed progressive photographer Lewis Hine’s pictures on the web before, but not until I read this morning’s Scout Report did I realize that UMBC has over four thousand of them up on the web. Looks like I’m going to spend a lot more time on child labor when I get back to teaching labor history next semester just so that I can do more with these stunning images.




One response

17 09 2010
Joe Manning

I am Joe Manning, an author and historian. For the past five years, I have been tracking down the descendants of some of the child laborers that Hine photographed, in order to uncover the stories of how the lives of these children turned out. I have been successful for over 200 kids. In almost all cases, the descendants (children, grandchildren, etc) were unaware of the Hine photographs, and also unaware that their ancestor was a child laborer. I am working on a book about this, but you can see most of the results on my website at this link:

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