Joe Manning is involved in sort of a "reverse genealogy" project: he is looking for the stories of child laborers who were photographed by Lewis Hine in the early 1900s.
In an email message, Joe writes, "I am Joe Manning, an author and historian. Perhaps you and your subscribers would be interested in knowing about my project to track down the stories of child laborers who were photographed by Lewis Hine in the early 1900s. My work is sort of 'reverse genealogy,' tracking down descendants instead of ancestors. There are thousands of Hine's photos on the Library of Congress website.
"I identify the children, find and interview their descendants, and tell the stories of how the lives of these children turned out. I have been successful for over 300 children so far. My work is called the Lewis Hine Project, and it's been featured on five news and interview programs on National Public Radio. All my stories are at this site: www.morningsonmaplestreet.com/lewishine.html"
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