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gelatin silver print
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image: 4 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; sheet: 7 in x 5 in
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Bequest of Fae Heath Batten
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From 1906 until 1918, Lewis Hine worked for the National Child Labor Committee, traveling more than twelve thousand miles throughout the United States to photograph children at work in factories, mines, and other industrial facilities. In the fight for stronger child-labor laws, Hine’s photographs served as undeniable evidence of poverty and unacceptable working conditions. Although the images depict children in dangerous, overcrowded, and dirty settings, Hine also captures their dignity and pride. His deep respect for his sitters is evident in Making Stockings, which features a young girl seated in profile, carefully tending to her duties in a disorderly factory.