Photographer Lewis Hine used photography to "spark social change" by documenting the exploitation of child workers.
I find it both admirable and inspiring that he used his camera for such an important purpose.
Hine's notes for this image:
Boy with coat in hand is 11 years old. Been there 9 months. Started at 50 cents a day. Now gets 60 cents. Loray Mill. "When I sweeps double space I gets 90 cents a day, but it makes you work." (Look at the boy.) Two 'infants' appeared at the door, and vanished back immediately on seeing me.
Location: Gastonia, Gaston County
Date: November 1908
Well done, Sir.