The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor

The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor

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This picture book chronicles the travels of Lewis Hine, who used his camera to document child labor in the 20th century

Stunning visuals and poetic text combine to tell the inspiring story of Lewis Hine (1874–1940), a teacher and photographer who employed his art as a tool for social reform. 

Working for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), Hine traveled the country, taking pictures of children as young as five toiling under dangerous conditions in cotton mills, seafood canneries, farms, and coal mines. He often wore disguises to sneak into factories, impersonating a machinery inspector or traveling salesman. He said, “If I could tell this story in words, I wouldn't need to lug a camera.” His poignant pictures attracted national attention and were instrumental in the passage of child labor laws. The Traveling Camera includes extensive back matter with timelines, original photographs, and a bibliography.

ISBN: 9781947440067

Published Date: September 14, 2021

Publisher: Getty Publications

Language: English

Page Count: 32

Size: 10.25" l x 9.30" w x 0.68" h

Age Classification: Ages 6 to 8