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The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor
by Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs
illustrated by Michael Garland
J. Paul Getty Trust, The, 2021
Cloth: 978-1-947440-06-7 | eISBN: 978-1-60606-748-2
Library of Congress Classification TR140.H52H56 2021
Dewey Decimal Classification 770.92

This poetic and beautiful picture book chronicles the travels of Lewis Hine, who used his camera to document child labor in the early twentieth 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, Hine traveled the United States, 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 contains extensive back matter, including a time line, original photos, and a bibliography.
Ages six to nine.

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