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By: Sarah Pritchard and Joy Kinney

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Transcript of By: Sarah Pritchard and Joy Kinney

Lewis Hine
By: Sarah Pritchard and Joy Kinney

Faces of Lost Youth
The Mill
Newsies
Tony Casale of hartford, Connecticut was 11 and had been selling newspapers for four years. Sometimes he sold his papers until 10 PM. His dad often bit him when he did not sell his dad's standards of enough papers. His dad was also often drunk and "said bad word" to him (as Tony said).
The Factory
These three boys were under 14 and worked in a cigar factory in Tampa, Flordia. Many labor workers said they hired young children in busy times. All of the youngsters at this factory smoked.
About Lewis Hine
Lewis Hine was born in Wisconsin on September 26, 1874 to Douglas Hull Hine and Sarah Hayes Hine. His first job was in a furniture upholstery factory where he worked 13 hours a day, 6 days a week and earned $4 per week. Hine experienced young workers being exploited and wanted to change this. At University Extension classes he met Frank Manny who was a principal. Manny encouraged Hine to become a teacher and study under famous liberal eductaors named John Dewey and Ella Flagg Young. Manny became superintendent of a school in NY and asked Hine to be their photgarpher. Hine started to realize how photography revealed truth, something he always stressed throughout his career. He soon became a photographer for The National Child Labor committee to help advocate for child labor laws. These photographs were his most famous works, however he did continue doing comission work after helping the government realize there should be laws set in place for children working.
Furman Owens was a 12 year old who had worked in the mills in Columbia, south Carolina for 4 years. He could not read nor did he know his ABC's. He wanted to learn but couldnt because of him working.
This little girl was 11 and had been working for over a year at Rhodes MFG Co. in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Here she takes a quick glance at the world before starting to work again.
Seafood Workers
In Eastport, Maine these kids worked cutting and cleaning seafood for a living. They used large, sharp knifes to cut these products. They had very slippery floors and tended to bump into each other which made for a lot of accidents.One young boy told of how the salt water got into cuts and burned.
In New haven, Connecticut these boys worked well past 12 AM picking and setting up bowling alley pins for customers.
A Variety of Jobs

Richard Pierce was a 14 year old telegraph messenger in Wilminton, Delaware. He had been working as a messenger for 9 months at the time of this. He smoked and had to visit houses of prostitution.
Pastimes and Vices
Just a few of the workers at Farrand packing Co. in Baltimore, Maryland.
Group Portrait
Other works
Here is Lewis on a narrow pathway while photographing the Empire state.
A young man building the Empire STate Building while being on the edge overlookingthe whole city.
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