Childhood Lost: Child Labor During the Industrial Revolution

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Vera Hill, 5 years old picks 25 pounds a day. See 4580 Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma/Lewis W. Hine.
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One of Dallas' little newsboys. Location: Dallas, Texas 
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 Four-year old Mary Kosco, Shucks oysters at Dunbar. (See photo 2050) Location: Dunbar. Louisiana
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Boy Working at the Saw, N.Y. Dimension Supply co.,Evansville, Ind. Location: Evansville, Indiana
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5 year old Helen and her stepsisters "hulling" strawberries at Johnson's Hulling Station, Seaford, Del.
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Second picking (#4881) Location: Gildersleeve, Connecticut/L.W. Hine
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Little spinner in Bill Mill #1, Macon Ga. She was so small she had to climb up on to the spinning frame to mend broken threads. See also photo 488 Jan 19, 1909 Location Macon, Georgia
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Trapper Boy, Turkey Knob Mine, MacDonald, W. Va. Boy had to stoop on account of low roof, photo taken more than a mile inside the mine. Witness E. N. Clopper. Location: MacDonald, West Virginia.
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 Exhib[it] Panel.
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[Printed page of text: "Hymn for the Working Children" by Fanny J. Crosby.]
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The road to dividends
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Newspaper comments on new child labor law in Penn. Location: Pennsylvania.
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A clipping. See also label 1931. Location: Chauncy, Pennsylvania
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[Printed page of text with photo illustration: "Declaration of Dependence by the Children of America in Mines and Factories and Workshops" Assembled].Prints and Photographs

 

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Postal Telegraph Co.
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