Show Notes – Joe Manning and the Lewis Hine Project

The Lewis Hine Project with Joe Manning on Fieldstone Common

Joe Manning

Following are some notes on items that were mentioned during the 6 September 2012 interview with Joe Manning about the Lewis Hine Project.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

You can learn more about Joe Manning in general from his website, Mornings on Maple Street

Joe’s website is also the portal to all the online information about the Lewis Hine Project.

Read more about Lewis Hine in his Wikipedia profile.

The Lawrence History Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts is currently displaying an exhibit based on the Lewis Hine Project focusing on the children of Lawrence photographed by Lewis Hine. The exhibit is running through September 30, 2012.

Joe Manning was featured in a Yankee Magazine article (available online) in 2011.

Steeples by Joe ManningThe Lewis Hine photos which are the basis of Joe’s research are available for viewing from the Library of Congress website .

The door prize given away during the show was a book authored by Joe Manning, Steeples: Sketches of North Adams.  Other books by Joe Manning include Disappearing Into North Adams and Gig at the Amtrak

Here is a Pinterest site that features Lewis Hine photos, including shots from when he photographed the construction of the Empire State Building. It includes the iconic photo of the construction works sitting on the beam over New York City. It also shows some of Hine’s Ellis Island photos.

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Photos from the Lewis Hine Collection

Here are sample photos from the Lewis Hine Collection housed at the Library of Congress.  Some of these are photos which Joe Manning will be talking about in his Fieldstone Common Interview today at 1pm EST.

Addie Card of Vermont
Mamie LaBarge of Winchendon, Massachusetts

Spinners in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Workers from Lawrence, Massachusetts
Lawrence, Massachusetts

Photos taken by Lewis Hine, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

The Lewis Hine Project with Joe Manning

Lewis Hine photo courtesy of the LOC

Join Fieldstone Common host, Marian Pierre-Louis, this Thursday as she speaks with Joe Manning about his fascinating Lewis Hine Project.

Lewis Hine was the photographer whose early 20th century photos of working children shaped child labor laws in the United States.

For the past seven years, Joe Manning has been conducting the Lewis Hine Project, an effort to track down and interview the descendants of child laborers photographed by Lewis Hine in the early 1900s. His work has resulted in stories about the lives of over 300 of those children. The project has been featured on numerous National Public Radio news and interview programs, and in a lengthy article in Yankee Magazine. It is now also a current exhibition at the Lawrence, Massachusetts History Center.

Joe Manning


Title: The Lewis Hine Project with Joe Manning
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Time: 1:00-2:00pm EST
Location: Fieldstone Common Radio – Sign up (i.e. follow) for a show reminder

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Lewis Hine photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Joe Manning photo courtesy of Joe Manning.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis