Chapter 18 • Revolutions of Industrialization

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• Students could argue that he saw these women as one commodity among many needed to keep his factory operating.

• He may have viewed these women with paternal interest, since they were an important part of his operation.

• He may have viewed them with suspicion, because periods of socializing among workers could provide an environment in which they could organize.

Visual Source 18.4: Inside the Factory: Lewis Hine, Child Labor, 1912

Q. What impressions of factory life does Hine seek to convey in this photograph?

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the intense labor

• the crowded and dirty conditions

the use of child labor

Q. How do the women and children in this image compare with those in Visual Source 18.3?

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• Here, the women are depicted at work rather than at leisure, and inside rather than outside.

• Their clothing is less substantial and they are less likely to have shoes.

• The supervision by factory management is much more clear.

Q. How would you imagine a conversation between Hine and Crowe discussing these two images?

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