The Lewis Hine Project documents the research of retired social worker Joe Manning. He set out in 2004 to see what had happened to the children featured in Lewis Hine’s heartbreaking photos of child labor in the United States in the early 20th century. The Lewis Hine Project documents his findings—showing the lives of hundreds of subjects—on his website, MorningsOnMapleStreet.com.
The Lewis Hine Project
Because Hine only recorded the dates and places of his photos, Manning became a researcher-genealogist to identify the children and find their descendants.
Manning set out to find the identity of the little girl in one of Hine’s most famous photographs.
The little girl staring out the window has no name and a very short story. At 10 years old, she had been working at Rhodes Manufacturing Company for more than a year…. I came up with a novel idea. I searched the 1910 Lincolnton census, and made a list of all […]