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Waiting at the Clinic - Hull House Neighborhood, Chicago

Lewis W. Hine

(Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1874 - 1940, Dobbs Ferry, New York)

1910

Gelatin silver print

13 3/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (33.97 cm x 24.13 cm)

Gift of John Coplans

1978.24

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Lewis Hine, considered by many to be the father of modern social documentary photography, spent more than a decade as the official photographer for the National Child Labor Committee. Between 1908 and 1921, Hine photographed rural and urban child laborers across the country. The resulting images were used in NCLC pamphlets, exhibits, and magazine advertisements, and helped to transform the nation’s attitudes and policies on child labor and welfare.

Keywords
Child
Child laborers
Documentary
Gelatin Silver
Photography
Poverty
Social Class
United States