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PICTURING CLASS: LEWIS W. HINE PHOTOGRAPHS CHILD LABOR IN NEW ENGLAND. Robert Macieski. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 2015. 310 pp. with 174 ills. 24 x 19 cm. LC 2015-27995 ISBN 9781625341839 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 167160. Publisher's description: In this richly illustrated book, Robert Macieski examines Lewis W. Hine's art and advocacy on behalf of child laborers as part of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) between 1909 and 1917. A "social photographer"--as he called himself--Hine created images that documented children at work throughout New England, making the case for their exploitation in the North as he had for rural working children in the South. Hine staged his images, highlighting particular types of labor in specific places: the "newsies" in Connecticut cities; sardine canners in Eastport, Maine; cranberry pickers in Cape Cod bogs; industrial homeworkers in Boston and Providence; and cotton textile workers throughout the region. His association with the NCLC connected him to a network of local and national reformers, social workers, and child welfare professionals, a broad coalition he supported in their fight to end this unethical labor practice. Macieski also chronicles Hine's efforts to mount major exhibitions that would help move public opinion against child labor. In Picturing Class, Macieski explores the historical context of Hine's photographs and the social worlds of his subjects.
Artist(s):Hine, Lewis W.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945 — Photography
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 167159
Hardcover $95.00    

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