Lewis W. Hine
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Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874-1940) spent years of his life photographing child laborers in American businesses in an effort to expose the conditions under which they worked. His efforts are widely recognized as the first use of photography to bring about legislative change.

12 Year Old Truant Selling Extras Boys and Girls of Cherokee Hosiery Mill
Girls Who Roll Cigarettes Sunday Ball Game
Young Messenger Noon Hour at Massachusettes Mill

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