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Sponsors BERENICE ABBOTT, New York City DR. CHARLES C. ADAMS, Albany, N. Y. ROBERT BRUERE, Washington, D. C. DR. FREDERICK A. BLOSSOM, Washington, D. C. SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL, New York City DR. EDWARD N. CLOPPER, Cincinnati DR. JOHN LOVEJOY ELLIOTT, New York City HOMER FOLKS, New York City HELEN HALL, New York City ROBERT HALLOWELL, New York City PAUL HARRIS, Des Moines ELEANOR M. HERRICK, New York City JOSEF ISRAELS II, New York City ALEXANDER KING, New York City FLORENCE KELLOGG, New York City PAUL KELLOGG, New York City OWEN R. LOVEJOY, Washington, D. C. H. M. LYDENBERG, Washington, D. C. ELIZABETH McCAUSLAND, New York City JOSEPH D. McGOLDRICK, New York City TOM J. MALONEY, New York City FRANK A. MANNY, Boxford, Mass. WILLARD D. MORGAN, New York City BEAUMONT NEWHALL, New York City FRANCES PERKINS, Washington, D. C. ELMER RICE, New York City MARGERY QUIGLEY, Montclair, N. J. ANNA ROCHESTER, New York City ELWOOD STREET, Washington, D. C. ROY E. STRYKER, Washington, D. C. ALFRED STIEGLITZ, New York City EDWARD STEICHEN, New York City PAUL STRAND, New York City DR. REXFORD G. TUGWELL, New York City DR. FRANCIS VREELAND, Greencastle, Ind. MARY VAN KLEECK, New York City HUDSON D. WALKER, New York City DAVID WEINTRAUB, Philadelphia CHARLES F. WELLER, Chicago PHILIP N. YOUTZ, San Francisco LEWIS W. HINE A Documentary Pioneer Elizabeth McCausland The frontier our American pioneers had to conquer stretched over a wide continent, cultural as well as geographical. Not content to expropriate the arts of the Old World, Americans of the New World had to find their own ways of saying what they had to say. The camera - like the cotton gin, spinning jenny, sewing machine, telephone and telegraph, electricity - was congenial to the native technology. It was a sympathetic tool in the hands of men whose blood remembered the wilderness they had subdued. Our pioneer photographers went West, along with surveyors, geologists and botanists. They too had their part in its winning. With Hine, the trail was blazed in chartless and unexplored cotton mills, slums, sweatshops, mines and mills. With the new medium of photography at his service and with the new frontier of human justice to conquer, Lewis Hine made history, as did the early inventors and explorers. The history he made deals with human life in the United States in a given period, 1905 to 1938. It lives, and will live, because its subject is reality.
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