Supt. and overseers with the "Relief Crowd," in Yazoo City (Miss.) Yarn Mills. The Supt. said, "We relieve all children under sixteen for two hours a day except the doffers, who get plenty of time off. They go out and play." Then turning to the children he said, "Now play." They eyed him blankly, "Play wot?" "Oh, play anything." Before they could do it, however, he had to pose them himself (see photo 2106) which was especially posed for the occasion. In this photo, note the disparity between the (alleged) ages of the younger ones who said that they were twelve and thirteen, and the older ones, who said fifteen years old. Location: Yazoo City, Mississippi.
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
Yazoo City (Miss.), 32.85500, -90.40556
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