Lewis Hine. An early type of playground for tenement children. 1910. Photograph from the Collection of Naomi and Walter Rosenblum. Available from Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Here Lewis W. Hine reveals an image of working/immigrant class children that more closely mirrors the activities of middle/upper class children. That children should be so engaged was likely a major goal of the National Child Labor Committee, which lobbied for the eradication of U.S. child labor in the early twentieth century.

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