Child Labor. As Seen Through the Photographs of Louis Wikes Hine. Faces of Lost Youth.
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As Seen Through the Photographs of Louis Wikes Hine
Boys in the packing room at the Brown Mfg. Co. Evansville, Ind.
Cutting fish in a sardine cannery. Large sharp knives are used with a cutting and chopping motion. Slippery floors & benches & careless bumping increase the possibility of accidents. "The salt water gits into the cuts and they ache," said one boy. Eastport, ME.
Mrs. Battaglia (pictured with Tessie, 12, and Tony, 7) works in a garment shop except on Saturdays, when the children sew with her at home for 2 or 3 cents a pair finishing men's pants. They earn $1-1.50 on Saturday. Father disabled and can earn very little. NY City.
Jewish family & neighbors working until late at night sewing garters. The youngest work until 9 p.m., the others until 11 p.m. or later. Out of work father helps make garters. NY City.
Picking nuts in dirty basement. The dirtiest imaginable children were pawing over the nuts on the table. Mother had a cold and blew her nose frequently (without washing her hands) and the dirty handkerchiefs reposed comfortably on table close to the nuts and nut meats. The father picks now. NY City.
George earns a $1 some days usually 75 cents. Some of the others say they earn a $1 when they work all day. At times they start at 7 a.m. and work all day until midnight.