Labor Day and “Viewpoints” by Howard Greenberg at the Museum of Fine Arts

Prints from the collection of Howard Greenberg are grouped as Capturing Modernism; Picturing the City; Conflicts and Crises; Bearing Witness; Fleeting Moments; Defining Portraits; and Music, Fashion, and Celebrity. Many of the photographs are  emblems of American culture in the first part of the twentieth century.

Powerhouse Mechanic (above), one of the photographs in the exhibit, is by Lewis Hine 1874-1940. Hine was a sociologist and reformer who used photography to bring about social change. His photographs told stories that improved child labor laws in America.

Child glassworkers in Indiana 1908. Photograph by Lewis Hine.

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