Web Extra: Elizabeth Winthrop’s Discovery of Addie Card

Elizabeth Winthrop

Elizabeth Winthrop

Elizabeth Winthrop paints a vivid portrait of the plight of child laborers in the New England textile mills in the early 1900′s. She bases her main character, Grace, on the photograph by Lewis Hine of a young girl posed in front of her machine. While writing the book, Winthrop went in search of the real person behind the photo and found out the remarkable story of Addie Card.

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