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LEWIS HINE PHOTOGRAPHS - LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS

 

Lewis Wickes Hine (1874–1940) was an American sociologist and photographer.  In 1908, he became the photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, leaving his teaching position.  Over the next decade, Hine documented child labor in American industry to aid the NCLC's lobbying efforts.  Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform.  His photographs were instrumental in changing the Child Labor Laws in the United States.

Photographs courtesy of the Library of Congress - National Child Labor Committee Collection

 

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Textile Workers

Robert E. McGee b: abt 1896, Keighley, England

Michael A. Keefe b: 30 May 1897, Lowell, MA

Cornelius J. Hurley b: 28 Mar 1897, Lowell, MA

Textile Workers

Robert E. McGee b: abt 1896, Keighley, England

Michael A. Keefe b: 30 May 1897, Lowell, MA

Cornelius J. Hurley b: 28 Mar 1897, Lowell, MA

   

Textile Workers

Cornelius J. Hurley b: 28 Mar 1897, Lowell, MA

Michael A. Keefe b: 30 May 1897, Lowell, MA

Textile Workers

Dennis Cavanaugh b: Jul 1897, NH

Alexander Stankiewicz b: 24 Dec 1895, Poland

 
 

Textile Worker

Michael Lawrence Lynch b: 14 Dec 1896, Fall River, MA

Bowling Pin Setters

Francesek “Frank” Jarosz b: 7 Oct 1899, MA

Joseph Philippe b: 9 Jan 1899, Lowell, MA

William Francis Payton b: 11 Feb 1900, Lowell, MA d: 24 Aug 1970, Lowell, MA

 

 

Textile Workers

Patrick Roddy b: 18 Feb 1895, Lowell, MA

Walter P. McNally b: 17 Mar 1895, Lowell, MA

Textile Worker

Luke Gray b: 18 Jul 1897, Lowell, MA

 
 

Textile Workers

Thomas Kelley b: 13 Jan 1897, Lowell, MA

Walter P. McNally b: 17 Mar 1895, Lowell, MA

Luke Gray b: 18 Jul 1897, Lowell, MA

John O'Donnell b: 1897, Lowell, MA

Textile Workers

Albertine Therien b: 15 Jan 1898, Lowell, MA

Joseph Guerard b: 27 Oct 1895, Lowell, MA

   

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