1950s girl with eraser standing on pile of Dr. Seuss books in process of collapsing. Written on blackboard is "The Chimney Sweeper" by William Blake, 1789. This poem from Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience focuses on an egregious example of child labor in 18th century London. Three life-size silhouettes drawn over the text are enlarged from photographic images in book below.

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