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One woman watches as another examines with a magnifying glass an ornate, decorative image on a printed page

Helping Students Visualize the Process of Change with Historic Images

Posted by: Stephen Wesson

The article highlights a number of images from the early 20th century that the National Child Labor Committee used in their campaign to abolish child labor, including photographs by Lewis Hine. Although today these dramatic photos are often viewed as art objects, the NCLC used them as tools--as persuasive elements that would help them make their case against child labor in the public sphere and in the halls of Congress.