Title

An article on photographer Lewis Wickes Hine of Wisconsin, who came to Maine in

Authors

Virginia Wright

Source

Down East

Date

1-1-2006

Pages

80-84

Abstract

An article on photographer Lewis Wickes Hine of Wisconsin, who came to Maine in 1909 and 1911 for the National Child Labor Committee to document child labor abuses in Maine's canneries and mills. He showed children as young as four working with butcher knives in Eastport sardine canneries and children under 14 working in textile mills in Lewiston and Sanford. A 1908 federal report called Maine the "poorest state when it came to enforcing child labor laws." State laws permitted children of any age to be employed in factories dealing with perishable goods. Hine's photographs received little attention in Maine but shocked citizens elsewhere.

Subjects

Photography, Photographers, Hine, Lewis W

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