Winter Speaker Series: Turning the Camera on Child Labor: The Photography and Legacy of Lewis HineName: Winter Speaker Series: Turning the Camera on Child Labor: The Photography and Legacy of Lewis HineDate: March 1, 2018Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ESTEvent Description:
oin UMBC chief curator emeritus Tom Beck as he discusses the remarkable photography of children’s labor law reformer Lewis Hine. As a photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, Hine documented and exposed the unethical working conditions experienced by children in early 20th century Maryland canneries. Beck will explore UMBC’s collections of Hine’s groundbreaking photography and the importance and legacy of his work for social justice.
Winter 2018 Speaker Series: Picked, Packed and Shipped: Tomato Canning in the Chesapeake
Long before refrigeration made crabs the juggernaut of the summer canning season, the tomato was the warm-weather king of Chesapeake packing houses — and the counterpart to the mighty wintertime oyster harvest. In our four-part series, explore the fascinating ways that canning transformed the Chesapeake’s industry, culture, community, and agricultural landscape of the 19th and 20th centuries through lectures, objects, films, and community conversations.