Midnight at the Brooklyn Bridge, 1906


Midnight at the Brooklyn Bridge, 1906

On the Streets With Real-Life Newsies

by Lewis W. Hine.

«A new exhibition at the International Center of Photography includes Hine’s work from his time as the official photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, an organization dedicated to securing rights and reform for the millions of children working across the country at the time. “I think that Hine and his clients, which were philanthropic organizations, saw the newsboys as an especially problematic kind of child labor,” said Alison Nordström, the exhibition’s curator. “The problem with the newsboys was not only did they work all night and therefore sleep all day and not go to school, but they went into saloons and brothels to sell newspapers.”