Extraordinary photographs from 1916 of people in Kentucky

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

Dairyman in Kentucky

A Telegraph lineman, Kentucky, by Lewis Wickes Hine 1916

Telegraph lineman, Kentucky, Lewis Wickes Hine 1916

Hauling tobacco. Location: Hebbardsville, KentuckyHauling tobacco. Location Hebbardsville, Kentucky 1916 by Lewis Wickes Hine

 

Tobacco barn, showing how it is dried. Location Winchester vicinity, Kentucky 1916Tobacco barn, showing how it is dried. Location Winchester vicinity, Kentucky 1916 by Lewis Wickes Hine

Quarry Scenes, Warren County, Kentucky 1916Quarry Scene, Warren County, Kentucky 1916 by Lewis Wickes Hine

Quarry Scene, Warren County, Kentucky 1916 by Lewis Wickes Hine2

Quarry Scene, Warren County, Kentucky 1916 by Lewis Wickes Hine3

 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, KentuckyA 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, 1916 Lewis W. Hine

“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  – 1916Grubbing out the fence corners. Kentucky A common scene in the Fall. Boys are 9, 12, 15 and 17 years old. lewis wickes hine 1916

Grubbing out the fence corners. Kentucky A common scene in the Fall. Boys are 9, 12, 15 and 17 years old. lewis wickes hine2 1916

Grubbing out the fence corners. Kentucky A common scene in the Fall. Boys are 9, 12, 15 and 17 years old. lewis wickes hine3 1916

 

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