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Sam Pine, 8 year old truant newsboy who lives at 717 West California Street

gelatin silver photograph
12.2 × 17.2 cm (image) 12.7 × 17.8 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1980
Gallery location
Not on display
Lewis Hine, worked for the National Child Labor Committee [NCLC] from 1907, and published his photographs to effectively forward the case for child labour reforms. His photographs illustrating working children were so potent and shocking that they became the principle vehicle of the NCLC for advocating reform. The NCLC committee Chairman recognised the far reaching effect of Hines photographs when he said, “The evils were intellectually but not emotionally recognised until his skill, vision and artistic finesse focussed the camera intelligently on these social problems.”