Lewis Wickes Hine photographs

Lewis Wickes Hine photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940
Title: Lewis Wickes Hine photographs
Dates: 1909-1915
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (20 items in 1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of Hines photographs depicts mainly child laborers inside and outside of mills. Locations are in Georgia and include Augusta, Lindale, Rome, Rossville, and Tifton. There are also photographs of a mill family in Tifton, a mill village in Augusta, and other miscellaneous views.
Coll. Number: ms2424

Biographical/Historical Note

Lewis Wickes Hine was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the son of Douglas Hine, the operator of a coffee shop, and Sarah Hayes. Hines left Oshkosh after graduating from high school and working at a variety of menial jobs. In 1900 he enrolled at the University of Chicago for one year. In 1901 he began teaching nature study in New York City at the Ethical Culture School, upon the invitation of recently appointed superintendent Frank A. Manny, formerly a professor at the Oshkosh State Normal School. Hine added photography to his school teaching in 1903 or 1904. In 1904 he married Sara Ann Rich. While teaching he attended New York University's School of Education and received a Pd.M. (education) degree in 1905. In the summer of 1908 he left the school to do photography full time, beginning a career built around a sympathetic portrayal of workers' humanity and dignity. Urban immigrants, child laborers, and steelworkers and their families in Pittsburgh comprised Hine's major prewar projects. One of Hine's early National Child Labor Committee assignments investigated child labor in the textile mills of the Carolinas. He named mills in the captions while the children remained anonymous. National Biography Online http://www.anb.org (Retrieved March 24, 2009)

Index Terms

Child labor--Georgia--Augusta--Photographs.
Child labor--Georgia--Lindale--Photographs.
Child labor--Georgia--Rome--Photographs.
Child labor--Georgia--Rossville--Photographs.
Child labor--Georgia--Tifton--Photographs.
Mills and mill-work--Georgia--Augusta--Photographs.
Mills and mill-work--Georgia--Lindale--Photographs.
Mills and mill-work--Georgia--Rome--Photographs.
Mills and mill-work--Georgia--Rossville--Photographs.
Mills and mill-work--Georgia--Tifton--Photographs.

General Notes

Related collections held by University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lewis Wickes Hine photographs. MS 2424. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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