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Turning the Camera on Child Labor: The Photography and Legacy of Lewis Hine (Winter Speaker Series 2018)

March 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Photo by Lewis Hine

Thursday March 1, 10:00 am

Join UMBC chief curator emeritus Tom Beck as he discusses the remarkable photography of children’s labor law reformer Lewis Hine. As a photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, Hine documented and exposed the unethical working conditions experienced by children in early 20th century Maryland canneries. Beck will explore UMBC’s collections of Hine’s groundbreaking photography and the importance and legacy of his work for social justice.

Winter 2018 Speaker Series: Picked, Packed and Shipped: Tomato Canning in the Chesapeake

Long before refrigeration made crabs the juggernaut of the summer canning season, the tomato was the warm-weather king of Chesapeake packing houses — and the counterpart to the mighty wintertime oyster harvest. In our four-part series, explore the fascinating ways that canning transformed the Chesapeake’s industry, culture, community, and agricultural landscape of the 19th and 20th centuries through lectures, objects, films, and community conversations.

Cost per session is $6 for members, $8 for non-members, or register for all sessions and save: $20 for members, $28 for non-members. All sessions will be held in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium.


March 1, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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CBMM Education & Reservations Coordinator, Allison Speight


Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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