The little bicycle messengers of yesterday who were part of two million child laborers working in American industry in the early 20th century.
Photojournalist Lewis Hine played an integral role in the creation of child labor laws in America. Hine took a post with the National Child Labor Committee in 1908 and spent the next ten years documenting child laborers and their working conditions around America.
These are 27 emotional portrait photos of American child laborers taken by photographer Lewis Wickes Hine in the 1900s and 1910s. 5-year old picking cotton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 1916 5-year-old after day's work, was tired and ...
Retired social worker tracks down the fate of child laborers photographed by Lewis Hine at the turn of the century. Between 1908 and 1924 Lewis Hine’s pictures of children laborers exposed the world to the cruel reality of the US In...
Children who sold newspapers on the street in the early 20th century were called "newsies". Lewis Hine took many pictures of these kids as part of his crusade against child labor. See more »
Accidental Mysteries for December 1, 2013 focuses on the photography of Lewis Wickes Hine, whose photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States.