Like the Slave Quarters assessment, this question requires students to consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of a document as historical evidence. Students with a sophisticated understanding of sourcing will explain that Hine’s photograph is useful in that it depicts young workers employed in a mine at the time. They will also point out that the fact that Hine was paid by the National Child Labor Committee to take the photograph may make it less useful as evidence of the conditions facing children working in the mines.
Lewis Hine Assessment
Lewis Hine Rubric
Hine Photo - Library of Congress