What We Loved This Week, Oct. 9 – 15

Published October 14, 2016
Updated October 13, 2016

Misty Nights In Old San Francisco

San Francisco Lyon Nyt Flashlight

Fred Lyon / The New York Times

Fred Lyon couldn’t afford more than a drink or two in 1940s San Francisco, so he and his friend would throw a couple back and then venture out with cameras to pass the time. And Lyon kept up with it, photographing his hometown for more than 70 years.

Now 92, Lyon only has one gripe with San Francisco: There’s no children left, because families can’t afford to live there. And with no children, no laughter in the streets.

See more of Lyon’s photographs at The New York Times.

San Francisco Lyon Nyt Trees

Fred Lyon / The New York Times

San Francisco Lyon Nyt Dog

Fred Lyon / The New York Times

Haunting Child Labor Photographs That Opened America’s Eyes

Coal Driver

Lewis Hine/NYPL

In the early 20th century — when U.S. business owners could exploit child labor virtually at will — Lewis Hine grabbed his camera and set out to change things.

Undeterred by threats from police and factory owners alike, Hine stepped into some of America’s most grim and grueling factories to reveal the young laborers toiling away inside.

Ultimately, Hine’s bravery paid off and he captured truly powerful images that helped change the country’s child labor laws forever.

Lost Right Arm

Lewis Hine/NYPL

North Carolina Cotton Mill

Lewis Hine/NYPL

John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society of history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.