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The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908–1918

The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908–1918 provides insight into everyday life in North Carolina textile mills and mill villages. 

In 1908 photographer Lewis Hine began visiting textile mills in North Carolina to document the exploitation of child workers. Though child labor was common at the time, Hine and other reformers wanted people to see just how horrible working conditions were for many children.

The Photography of Lewis Hine concludes with a look at child labor today. Whether it is young migrant farmworkers toiling in our state or millions of children laboring in Asian cotton fields or on African tobacco and cocoa plantations, the struggle continues.

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Exhibition Specifications

Contents Include the Following Items:

  • Forty (40) professionally framed and archival matted 16″ wide x 20″ high black-and-white images (reproduced from high-resolution TIFF files downloaded from the Library of Congress’s website and printed in-house)
  • Complementary text labels 8″ wide x 10″ high
  • Introductory panel 33″ wide x 49″ high
  • Biographical panel 20″ wide x 33″ high, plus others
  • Textile mill map panel 26″ wide x 34″ high
  • Six (6) secondary panels 24″ wide x 36″ high
  • Four (4) tertiary headers 13″ wide x 27″ high
  • “Child Labor Today” panel 36″ wide x 36″ high
  • Music label 13″ wide x 24″ high
  • Acknowledgments panel 18″ wide x 24″ high
  • CD containing music selections

Participation Fee: $1,000 per month, with a minimum of a three-month rental period, plus shipping costs.