1908- National Child Labor Committee was already campaigning to put the nation’s two million young workers back in school when the group hired Hine. The Wisconsin native traveled to half the states, capturing images of children working in mines, mills and on the streets. Here he has photographed “Breaker Boys" whose job was to separate coal from slate, in South Pittston, Pa. Once again, pictures swayed the public in a way cold statistics had not, and the country enacted laws banning child…
Lewis Wickes Hine (1874 - 1940) began photographing immigrants at Ellis Island in New York Harbor around 1904, then documented their lives in tenements in New York City. In 1908, he became the photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), an organization trying to outlaw child labor. For a decade, he took photographs of children working in coal mines, factories, canneries, fields, and mills.
Raggedy Henry: February 1912. "Henry, 10-year-old oyster shucker who does five pots of oysters a day. Works before school, after school, and Saturdays. Been working three years. Maggioni Canning Co., Port Royal, South Carolina." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine
The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; one of the only places in the world at the time where women could study medicine. - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/08/19th-century-women-medical-school_n_5093603.html
Irish slaves. The slaves that the world forgot . #slaves #history. In the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children age 10-14 were taken and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) wer