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Photos of Children Before Child Labor Laws Were Passed, 1908 - 1924

Back in 1908, Lewis Hine traveled to the town of Eastport, ME. A sociologist and photographer hired by the US National Committee of Child Labour to investigate about the difficult situation in which children toiled before the child labor laws came into effect.

Traveling across the US, Hine documented the children working in various fields for the NCLC (National Child Labor Committee) as advocacy to the “rights, awareness, dignity, well-being and education of children and youth as they relate to work and working.”

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