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Child Labor

 

Hines, Lewis Wickes, photographer. (n.d.). Lincoln Cotton Mills, Evansville, Ind. Girls at weaving machine; warpers. Location: Evansville, Indiana. from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Photographs from the Records of the national Child Labor Committee (U.S.). http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ncl2004000242/PP/ .

Collections, Activities, and Teaching Tools

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National Child Labor Committee Collection

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Child Labor in America (lesson)

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Child Labor and the Building of America (lesson)

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Child Labor (American Treasures of the Library of Congress)

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National Child Labor Committee Collection Photographs by Lewis Hine

 

Photographs

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Lincoln Cotton Mills, Evansville, Ind. Girls at weaving machine; warpers. Location: Evansville, Indiana. (featured image from above)

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WILSON, WOODROW. SIGNING CHILD LABOR BILL

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Cardinal Gibbbons on accepting membership in the National Child Labor Committee.

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Newspaper comments on new child labor law in Penn. Location: Pennsylvania.

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Child Labor Scholarship. Girl securing her weekly allowance from the New York Child Labor Committee, that permits her parents in school. June 1913. Location: [New York (State)].

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Child labor legistlation "very necessary." Washington, D.C., May 18. Katherine [i.e. Katharine] Lenroot, Chief of the Children's Bureau, Department Labor, appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee today as hearing on three child labor measures opened today. Declaring that Child Labor Legislation is "very necessary" Miss Lenroot added "we ought to study the openings under recent Supreme Court decisions to reach a part of the child labor problem," 5/18/1937

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Come to the Conference on Child Labor at the Board of Trade Auditorium, March 13 to 17, afternoon and evening sessions.

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Gastonia, N.C. Boy from Loray Mill. "Been at it right smart two years." Location: Gastonia, North Carolina.

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Boy with coat in hand is 11 years old. Been there 9 months. Started at 50 cents a day. Now gets 60 cents. Loray Mill. "When I sweeps double space I gets 90 cents a day, but it makes you work. " (Look at the boy.) Two "infants" appeared at the door, and vanished back immediately on seeing me. Location: Gastonia, North Carolina.

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Nearly Sold Out! "Basket ! Five Cents Each!" Antoinette Siminger, 12 years old, 4219 Glenway Ave., Price Hill, Sixth St., Market, Cincinnati. 10 P.M. Had been selling since morning. Location: Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Lincoln Cotton Mill, Evansville, Ind. Young Girls at Spoolers. Location: Evansville, Indiana.

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Indiana Mfg. Co., Boy taking boards away from "double cut-off" machine. A Suggestive Name!. Location: Peru, Indiana.

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Arnao family, 831 Catherine St., Rear # 2. Whole family works. Jo is 3 years old. Boy is 6 years old, Girl is 9 years old. We found this family, children and all working on Hichens farm, Cannon, Del., May 28th 1910, before school closed. See photos #1582, #1586, and labels. This is the fourth week of school and the mother said they would be here for 15 or 20 days more. Whites Bog, Browns Mills, N.J. Sept. 28, 1910. Witness, E.F. Brown. Location: Browns Mills, New Jersey / Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

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Going home from Loray Mill. Smallest boy on the right hand end, John Moore. 13 years old. Been in mill 6 years as sweeper, doffer and spinner. Location: Gastonia, North Carolina.

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One of the smallest spinners in the Mollahan Mills. Witness, Sara R. Hine. Location: Newberry, South Carolina.

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Francis Lance, 5 years old, 41 inches high. Sells regularly on Grand Avenue. Location: St. Louis, Missouri.

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Newton Cotton Mill, Newton N.C. Boy at warping machine. Been there 2 years. Location: Newton, North Carolina.

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Hartford, Conn. 6 A.M. Sunday. See photo and label 602 [Caption #602: "6:00 A.M. Sunday, March 7, 1909. Boys starting out with Sunday papers. Some were only 8 and 9 years old. Many more youngsters start out at 7 A.M. Some of these little fellows had been selling until 7 and 8 P.M. and later Saturday night."] and 664 [#664: "8,9 and 10 years old starting out at 6 A.M. Sunday."] Location: Hartford, Connecticut. / Photo by [...]

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Fisher Boys Playing Truant on their Father's Smacks. Boston 1915 Exhibit. Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

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A.F. of L. Pres. endorses Wage-and-Hour bill with reservations. Washington, D.C. June 4. Appearing before the Senate and House Labor Committees today, William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor, gave his limited support to the Black-Connery Wage-and-Hour Bill but at the same time emphasized that the A.F. of L. opposes "general governement wage regulation for men in private industry" The objective of the Black-Connery bill is to curtail sweatshop conditions and the abolition of child labor, 6/4/37

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Noon Hour In an Indianapolis Cannery. Aug., 1908. Location: Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Johnnie, a nine-year-old oyster shucker. Man with pipe is a padrone who had brought these people from Baltimore for four years. He said, "I tell you I have to lie to 'em. Ther're never satisfied. Hard work to get them." He is boss of the shucking shed. Location: Dunbar, Louisiana.

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Canneries. Child labor at factories, primarily in the Northeast and Southeast United States(group of photos)

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Boys at Lehr glass works. Location: West Virginia.

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Girls running warping machines in Loray mill, Gastonia, N.C. Many boys and girls much younger. Boss carefully avoided them, and when I tried to get a photo which would include a mite of a boy working at a machine, he was quickly swept out of range. "He isn't working here, just came in to help a little." Location: Gastonia, North Carolina.

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A young sweeper in Central Mills. Location: Sylacauga, Alabama.

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Young boy on warping machine Elk Cotton Mills. Location: Fayetteville, Tennessee.

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Boy working at double circular saws. N.Y. Dimension Supply Co.,. Location: Evansville, Indiana.

 

Documents

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Mrs. Langdon Stewardson requests funds for National Child Labor Committee

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Florence Kelly Speaks on Child Labor

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Evil of Child Labor [from newspaper]

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To all Central High School cadets ... Join the young pioneers of America! Fight against child labor! Smash the boy scouth organization! ... Defend the Soviet Union, the only workers' Fatherland! Young pioneers of America Local unit. [Washington,

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Geneva Political Equality Club; Mrs. Florence Kelley Lecture ticket

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National American Woman Suffrage Association Call for National Convention

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Circular Postcard to New York legislators

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The Day book., March 01, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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The Day book., March 01, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 27

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Omaha daily bee., January 16, 1916, SOCIETY, Image 13

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The Day book., June 16, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 26

 

Other Items

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Reformer Grace Abbot Was Born (America's Story)

 

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Analyzing Photographs: Child Labor from a Child's Perspective