Article on Lewis Hine's photographic work for the National Child Labor Committee, its ties with the National Consumers' League, and the photographer's place among progressive and humanitarian labor reform in early twentieth-century Rhode Island. The child welfare concerns and women and child labor reform initiatives of Alice Hunt and others of the Rhode Island Consumers' League during that time. How Hine's photographs reflect the humanitarian concerns of the political organizations with which he was associated. Examples of Hine's Rhode Island work in the publications of the NCLC, and the ways in which Rhode Island evidence of poor working and living conditions became part of national conversations about child welfare and housing reform, immigration, and, as the author puts it, "the dignity of work" (49). Illustrated with black and white photographs. Includes a list of Lewis Hine photographs held at the Slater Mill Historic Site in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.