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National Child Labor Committee Photographs taken by Lewis Hine, compiled ca. 1912 - ca. 1912, documenting the period 1908 - 1912

ARC Identifier 523064 / Local Identifier 102-LH

Series from Record Group 102: Records of the Children's Bureau, 1908 - 2003

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Creator(s):Department of Commerce and Labor. Children's Bureau. (1912 - 1913)
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Photographs and other Graphic Materials

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Inclusive Dates:ca. 1912 - ca. 1912
Coverage Dates:1908 - 1912
Date Note:The photographs were taken by photographer Lewis Hine from 1908 to 1912 for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) The NCLC was founded in 1904 and chartered by Congress in 1907. Shortly after its founding in 1912, the Children's Bureau received the photographic prints from the National Child Labor Committee.
Part Of:Record Group 102: Records of the Children's Bureau, 1908 - 2003
Includes: 483 items described in ARCSearch within this Series
Arrangement:Arranged numerically by the photographer's identification system (1A to 3028, with gaps). This arrangement is roughly chronological with pictures taken at the same time and place following each other.
Function and Use:These photographs were used by the Children's Bureau in its investigations of child labor issues and advocacy for federal legislation to limit workplace abuses against children.
Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Specific Records Type(s):Social documentary photographs
Numbering Note:Use record group number, series designator, photographer's-assigned item number to identify the images in this series. (Example=102-LH-849). All items are numbered. Cite the complete item number when requesting reproductions or records from this series.
General Note(s):The corresponding negatives were apparently retained by the National Child Labor Committee or by Lewis Hine and not included in the accession.
Finding Aid Type:Other
Finding Aid Note:A three-part finding aid arranged numerically by item number, by subject and by location is filed in the research room finding aid file. The information in the list is a transcription of the item notes prepared by the photographer Lewis Hine.
Finding Aid Source:NARA
Finding Aid Type:Item List
Finding Aid Note:The 72-page caption list, prepared by the Children's Bureau from photographer Lewis W. Hine's notes, is with the records. The caption list usually, but not always, indicates the date and location of the photograph, and company names. The name and age of the subject are sometimes indicated, as are supplementary observations about the scenes pictured. Some of the photographs described in the list are not included in this series.
Finding Aid Source:CHILDREN'S BUREAU
Variant Control Number(s):NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-102-LH
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Lifecycle Tracking Information 
Accession Number(s):NN3-102-079-001



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