Breaker boys working in Ewen Breaker. S. Pittston, Pa, January 1911 | by The U.S. National Archives Lewis Hine was a New York City school teacher and social documentary photographer. In 1911, he was hired by the National Child Labor Committee to document child labor abuses in America. His heart-wrenching images of children at work helped lead to the passage of new labor laws in the United States.
America's Great Depression of the 1936 Iowa-Christmas dinner in home of Earl Pauley. Near Smithfield, Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie. Photograph by Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee in December 1936.