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January 22, 1909. "Dinner time. Family of Mrs. A.J. Young, Tifton, Georgia." Last glimpsed here. Joe Manning of the Lewis Hine Project, who has spent five years unraveling the Young family's history, tells their story here in fascinating detail. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.