Chisholm Trail Museum to Feature Lewis Hine Photography Exhibit

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a traveling exhibit of photography by Lewis Hine from September 3 to November 22, 2019. “Child Labor in Oklahoma:  Photographs by Lewis Hine, 1916–1917,” sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities, is a traveling exhibit from the Oklahoma History Center curated by Theresa Bragg, Jim Meeks and Lori Oden. This exhibit highlights a collection of 25 powerful photographs taken by Lewis Hine while he was in Oklahoma more than 100 years ago.    

Lewis Hine was able to capture the soul of the child laborer in North America in the early 1900s. He mainly focused on major cities, but took brief trips to other parts of the country to document child labor, including Oklahoma. Hine photographed in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Lawton, Shawnee, Okmulgee, Sulphur and a few other small communities in the state.    

 

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