The newly refurbished
Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street
in Brooklyn Heights) unveils its latest exhibit, "Let Children
Be Children: Lewis Wickes Hine’s Crusade Against Child Labor"
on Dec. 13.
Hine’s 25 gelatin silver prints capture children at work in New
York City, from 1906-1916, as newsies, bootblacks, pieceworkers
at home and factory laborers. The exhibit will be on display
through March 7.
Also on display is "Brooklyn Works: 400 Years of Making
a Living in Brooklyn," featuring re-created environments
of tenement buildings and sugar refineries, advertisements and
products manufactured in Brooklyn and more.
Brooklyn Historical Society admission is $6, $4 students and
seniors, and the museum is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
from 10 am to 5 pm, Fridays from 10 am to 8 pm and Sundays from
noon to 5 pm. For more information, call (718) 222-4111.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010