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Hine (Lewis) (1874-1940) study collections, ca. 1900-1930

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Hine (Lewis) (1874-1940) study collections


ca. 1900-1930


University of Louisville Special CollectionsLouisville, Kentucky 40292 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Lewis Hine (1874-1940) study collections, ca. 1900-1930, Special Collections, University of Louisville, Louisville.


628 items

Scope and Content

The documentary photographs of sociologist and photographer Lewis Wickes Hine were significant influences on public opinion and legislation during the Progressive Era and the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Included in these photographs are examples of Hine's work documenting the processing of arriving immigrants at Ellis Island, New York; sweatshop labor; his work for the National Child Labor Committee; and for magazines such as Charities and Commons. The collection includes twenty-three mounted vintage prints made by Hine and over 500 additional study prints made at George Eastman House or by the Photo League from Hine's original negatives. These study materials also include seven mural-size prints by Canadian portrait artist Josef Karsh, nine mural-size prints by American Ansel Adams, and one Cirkut panorama by Frederick Brehm. Use of the collection is restricted to study.


  • Photography

User Restrictions

The copyright interests have not been transferred to the University of Louisville. For further information, see the section on copyright in the regulations and Procedures of the Special Collections Library or consult a reference archivist.

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