Priceless Children: American Photographs, 1890–1925, SOLD OUT


Priceless Children presents two strikingly different views of the American child at the turn of the twentieth century, juxtaposing Lewis Hine’s indignant yet beautiful photographs of working-class American children with equally compelling images of middle- and upper-class children by Photo-Secession members such as Edward Steichen and Gertude Kasebier. Highlighting a profound shift in the history of childhood—when American children came to be seen as economically useless but emotionally priceless—the exhibition examines the historical mutability of childhood as well as the complexity and intensity of our own attitudes on the subject.

Author Essays by George Dimock, Tom Beck, Verna Posever Curtis and Patricia J. Fanning
Publisher The Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Published Date Monday, Jan 01, 2001
ISBN 0-295-98192-X
Pages 64
Dimensions Paperback, 9 x 12 inches
Number of Illustrations black-and-white illustrations
Price $20.00
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