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Preserving Pocahontas

Student at Caesar Mountain – 1921

Titled “One of the pupils in the Caesar Mountain School,” this picture was taken by social pioneering photographer Lewis Wickes Hine on October 6, 1921. Mr. Hine documented the students as part of his work for the National Child Labor Committee, when he turned his attention to rural agriculture and education. The Caesar Mountain School was located along the Lobelia Road. It opened around 1917 and was closed in 1955. The original photo and negative are housed at the Library of Congress. (Courtesy of National Child Labor Committee Collection, Library of Congress; Pres. Poca. ID: PHP003980)

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