Child Labor in Vermont
How can primary sources help tell a complex story about the history of child labor in Vermont?
In the early 1900s, the National Child Labor Committee hired photographer Lewis Hine to document children at work in factories, on farms, and on streets. Hine recorded the names and ages of some of the children. In this lesson, students analyze photographs of children at work in Vermont. Students use census records to learn more about these children and to consider the complex reasons for child labor.
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All photographs and captions are from the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, National Child Labor Committee Collection, photographer Lewis W. Hine.
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