Visual Art

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: EXHIBITION: The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918

( Sat., Aug. 12, 2017 - Sat., Nov. 4, 2017 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, 159 Chestnut St., Blowing Rock, NC 28605


In 1908, photographer Lewis Hine began visiting textile mills in North Carolina to document the exploitation of child workers. Though child labor was common at the time, Hine and other reformers wanted people to see just how horrible working conditions were for many children. “The Photography of Lewis Hine" showcases 40 of Hine’s photographs, discusses the history behind these photographs, provides insight into everyday life in North Carolina textile mills and mill villages, and concludes with a look at child labor today. Whether it is young migrant farmworkers toiling in our state or millions of children laboring in Asian cotton fields or on African tobacco and cocoa plantations, the struggle continues. This exhibition is organized by the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC.


Adults: $7; Seniors/Active Military $6; Groups (10+) $4; Thursdays - Donation Day

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  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 - Saturday, November 4, 2017