Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. He used his camera as a tool for social reform by taking photographs of children working instead of attending school around the country. His photographs helped change the child labor laws in the United States and his photographs depict life in the United States around the early 1900’s.
Hine visited Kentucky in 1916 and took many photographs of the people depicting life in rural Kentucky. Below are some of his photographs.
Dairyman in Kentucky, 1916
A Telegraph lineman, Kentucky, by Lewis Wickes Hine 1916
A typical farm home and family near Wilde, Ky. It is said there are almost no farm tenants in the county. Many of the country homes are run down, unpainted shacks – Rockcastle, Kentucky
“Grubbing out the fence corners.” A common scene in the Fall. Boys are 9, 12, 15 and 17 years old. Father, R.A. Cave, Route 2, Box 56, Cecilia, Ky. The children go to Long Grove School. Location: Hardin County–Cecilia, Kentucky – 1916
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