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Hine (Lewis) (1874-1940) study collections
University of Louisville Special CollectionsLouisville, Kentucky 40292 USA
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[Identification of item], Lewis Hine (1874-1940) study collections, ca. 1900-1930, Special Collections, University of Louisville, Louisville.
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.
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