The Children in Lewis Hine's Photographs

Overview

In the early 1900s, the National Child Labor Committee hired photographer Lewis Hine to document children at work in factories, on farms, and on streets. Hine recorded the names and ages of some of the children. In this lesson, students analyze photographs of children at work in Vermont. Students use census records to learn more about these children and to consider the complex reasons for child labor.

Using Census Records To Tell Their Stories (PDF)

Files forThe Children in Lewis Hine's Photographs to print, save or project.

cardmillsm Addie Card
  1. photo & caption (PDF)
  2. 1910 census record (JPEG)
  3. census transcription (PDF)
  4. photo only (JPEG)
         Library of Congress photo
LC-DIG-nclc-01824
(outside link)
barrenewsiessm Alfred Higgs
  1. photo & caption (PDF)
  2. 1920 census record (JPEG)
  3. census transcription (PDF)
  4. photo only (JPEG)
         Library of Congress photo
LC-DIG-nclc-03981
(outside link)
greniermillsm Anna Grenier
  1. photo & caption (PDF)
  2. 1910 census record (JPEG)
  3. census transcription (PDF)
  4. photo only (JPEG)
         Library of Congress photo
LC-DIG-nclc-01731
(outside link)
brownhayingsm Carl Brown
  1. photo & caption (PDF)
  2. 1920 census record (JPEG)
  3. census transcription (PDF)
  4. photo only (JPEG)
         Library of Congress photo
LC-DIG-nclc-00309
(outside link)
noelmillsm Clarence Noel
  1. photo & caption (PDF)
  2. 1910 census record (JPEG)
  3. census transcription (PDF)
  4. photo only (JPEG)
         Library of Congress photo
LC-DIG-nclc-01827
(outside link)
friedmanmillsm John Friedman
  1. photo & caption (PDF)
  2. 1910 census record (JPEG)
  3. census transcription (PDF)
  4. photo only (JPEG)
         Library of Congress photo
LC-DIG-nclc-01842
(outside link)
levinenewsiesm Morris Levine
  1. photo & caption (PDF)
  2. 1920 census record (JPEG)
  3. census transcription (PDF)
  4. photo only (JPEG)
         Library of Congress photo
LC-DIG-nclc-03979
(outside link)
finniganmillsm Sadie Finnigan
(Sarah)
  1. photo & caption (PDF)
  2. 1910 census record (JPEG)
  3. census transcription (PDF)
  4. photo only (JPEG)
         Library of Congress photo
LC-DIG-nclc-01718
(outside link)
All photographs and captions are from the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,
National Child Labor Committee Collection, photographer Lewis W. Hine. 

Worksheets To Print

  1. Photograph & Caption Analysis Worksheet (PDF)
  2. Census Analysis Worksheet (PDF)

Resources for Educators

  1. Answer Key for Census Analysis Worksheets (PDF)
  2. Vermont Child Labor History Timeline (PDF)

Reading for Students

  1. The Bitter Cry of the Children (PDF)

Assessment

  1. Photo 1 (PDF)
  2. Photo 2 (PDF)
  3. Worksheet (PDF) or (Word)
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