Centennial Exhibit: The Lewis Hine Project: Stories of the Lawrence Children, by Joe Manning

hine_0.jpgThe children and families depicted in the child labor photographs of Lewis Hine were unwittingly caught in the act of making history, but we know almost nothing about them. The pictures were taken for a noble purpose, but a century later, they have become an enormous photo album of the American Family. By finding out what happened to some of them, and by revealing the photos to their descendants (most descendants are unaware of them), we are dignifying their lives, and the lives of everyone that history has forgotten. ~ Joe Manning

Joe Manning pieced together the lifetimes of ten children -- subjects of 1911 Lewis Hine photographs taken in Lawrence, Massachusetts -- through detailed interviews with their extended families. He acquired many photographs and personal stories that bring Hine’s 1911 subjects to life.

View individual exhibit panels in PDF format by clicking on links below.

The Lewis Hine Project: Stories of the Lawrence Children is sponsored by the Bread and Roses Centennial Committee and funded in part by the Lawrence History Center and UMass Lowell.


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Sat: By appt
Sun-Mon: Closed

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