Public Domain Images – Lewis Hine National Child Labor Committee Collection

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  1. I’m writing a book in French. I think I’m gonna use some pictures. I love them. 🙂
    Sorry but not many people understand Art. They are perfect.

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    • That sounds awesome! Good luck with your book. Please let me know when it is finished, I would love to check it out!

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  2. Shouldn’t this be the Lewis Hine collection?

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    • Absolutely, that was a typo, sorry about that. We have corrected the title. Good eyes! Thanks for letting us know.

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  3. What is the Hines/Lewis about? Not sure I understand that.

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    • Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States. Read more here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Hine

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  4. Incredible photos – I can certainly see how they must have impacted “Powers that be” in Congress – and thanks too for the explanation re. Mr. Hine. Great website too! I just happened upon it while looking for vintage “industrial” photos. Impressive work!

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    • Thanks Betty! I’m glad that you are finding our site useful. This is definitely one of my favorite collections of images. The faces of the children tell such a powerful story.

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  5. Lovely, thank you!

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    • You’re welcome Monica. Thanks for the comment!!!

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  6. Thanks a lot, really amazing photos, also let me have an idea about my term paper and project.

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  7. The Alachua County Labor Coalition (ACLC) would like to use these images as postcards for to thank new member for their support? I’m thinking it’s okay since they are in the public domain but wanted to get written permission if possible. Is this permitted?

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  8. Hi I colored a picture from here, what year are these photos?

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  9. Thank you for putting this together, those are some are very powerful images!

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    • Thank you Sir Lancelot! We appreciate your service to the knights of the round table 😉

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