LEWISTON — In the early 1900s, Lewis W. Hine, a New York City schoolteacher and photographer, traveled the country taking thousands of photographs of the working conditions of child laborers. His work helped get child labor laws passed.
In April 1909, he took 13 photographs in Lewiston, 10 at the Bates Mill and three at the Hill Manufacturing Co. But he did not identify any of the children in the photos.
Joe Manning, a Massachusetts historian, has been tracking down the stories of
for the past six years. He is now working on the Lewiston photos, all of which will be published in the Sun Journal.
If you think you know any of these children, call Manning at (413) 584-0679 or send an email to [email protected]