Lewis Hine His photographs are very powerful in their depiction of child labor in earlier times before there were laws protecting the youth in our country from being taken advantage of by companies of their day.
Buster and Eldridge: Newark, New Jersey. December Eldridge Bernard, 11 years old. Buster Smith, 6 years old. Colored route boys of Newark. Taken at 4 p. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. Library of Congress.
Lewis Hine, gamin de Paris, Lewis Wickes Hine was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States.