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[Boy carrying large basket on his back]

[Boy carrying large basket on his back]

Drawing shows a boy walking from the train station at Market Schorgast in Germany as he carries a large basket on his back with Taylor's luggage in it. Bayard Taylor traveled through Germany several times in hi... More

The Italian boys in New York - tortures of the training room / A. Gault.

The Italian boys in New York - tortures of the training room / A. Gaul...

Prints shows an Italian boy being whipped by his boss in a small room full of children playing music. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 17, no. 872 (1883 September 13 ), p. 801. Title from item.

The war of wealth

The war of wealth

By C.T. Dazey, author of "In old Kentucky." Caption: A dollar for the novel, if you'll hurry with the message! Created and "copyright 1895 by The Strobridge Lith Co, Cin'ti New York." Jacob Litt, proprietor. ... More

[Street types of New York City: Messenger boy and bike]

[Street types of New York City: Messenger boy and bike]

Photoprint copyrighted by Elizabeth Alice Austen. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Occupations; Child Labor Messengers; Bicycles.

Women and children in cotton field

Women and children in cotton field

Photograph shows African American women and children cotton pickers at work. Title from item.

Women and children, Aiken, S.C.

Women and children, Aiken, S.C.

Photograph shows African American women, children, and men cotton pickers at work. Copyright 1907 by O. Newton Cripps, Aiken, S.C. Title from item.

A Group of Young Fellows Working in a Cannery, In Indianapolis, Aug. 1908. Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

A Group of Young Fellows Working in a Cannery, In Indianapolis, Aug. 1...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 86. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divis... More

Indiana Mfg. Co., Boy working at circular saw. A number of young boys here working around saws, belts, planing machines, etc. Location: Peru, Indiana

Indiana Mfg. Co., Boy working at circular saw. A number of young boys ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 225. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs ... More

Girls and Boys Going Home from Indianapolis Tile Works. Aug. 1908. Wit. E.N. Clopper. Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Girls and Boys Going Home from Indianapolis Tile Works. Aug. 1908. Wit...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 109. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs ... More

A Basket Factory. Boys making grate bottoms. In summer, many more young boys and girls. Location: Evansville, Indiana

A Basket Factory. Boys making grate bottoms. In summer, many more youn...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 221. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs ... More

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

Noon Hour in an Indianapolis Cannery. Aug. 1908. Location: Indianapoli...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 119. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divi... More

#37. (See also #36 & #38.) Harry McShane. Cincinnati. See account of accident, attached to photo #36. Aug. 1908. Location: Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by ...

#37. (See also #36 & #38.) Harry McShane. Cincinnati. See account of a...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 37. Text cut off on caption card. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Boys in a Cannery, Indianapolis, Ind. Unloading new tomato cans from freight cars. Witness E.N. Clopper. Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Boys in a Cannery, Indianapolis, Ind. Unloading new tomato cans from f...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 57. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divis... More

Noon Hour in a Furniture Factory, Indianapolis. Aug. 1908. Wit. E.N. Clopper. Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Noon Hour in a Furniture Factory, Indianapolis. Aug. 1908. Wit. E.N. C...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 51. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.... More

Noon Hour, Bosse Furniture Co., Evansville, Ind. Oct. 1908. Location: Evansville, Indiana

Noon Hour, Bosse Furniture Co., Evansville, Ind. Oct. 1908. Location: ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 204. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs ... More

Girls making meat baskets. One probably under fourteen. A basket Factory. Location: Evansville, Indiana

Girls making meat baskets. One probably under fourteen. A basket Facto...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 238. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs ... More

Girls employed in a Paper Box factory Cincinnati. Going out for things to help out their lunch.  Location: Cincinnati, Ohio.

Girls employed in a Paper Box factory Cincinnati. Going out for things...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 34. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.... More

Glue Room, N.Y. Dimension Supply Co., Evansville, Ind. Oct. 1908. Location: Evansville, Indiana

Glue Room, N.Y. Dimension Supply Co., Evansville, Ind. Oct. 1908. Loca...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 197. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs ... More

Harry, a Cincinnati boy of 18 years, who attends school and earns $.25 daily, carrying bundles. Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Harry, a Cincinnati boy of 18 years, who attends school and earns $.25...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Street trades. Hine no. 26. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... More

Noon Hour in an Indianapolis Furniture Factory. Aug. 1908. Wit. E.N. Clopper. Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Noon Hour in an Indianapolis Furniture Factory. Aug. 1908. Wit. E.N. C...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 63. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.... More

A Glimpse from the Outside into The World Furniture Co., Evansville, Ind. During working hours. Location: Evansville, Indiana

A Glimpse from the Outside into The World Furniture Co., Evansville, I...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 199. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs ... More

Noon hour. Muncie Wheel & Jobbing Co. Most of the boys were gone home to dinner. Location: Muncie, Indiana

Noon hour. Muncie Wheel & Jobbing Co. Most of the boys were gone home ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 224. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs ... More

The pupils in the Cherryville N.C. Graded School. 200 attend, including the High School. Population of the town is 2,000. Where are rest of children? Asked these children how many had ever worked in a cotton mill. About one-third of them held up their hands. Location: Cherryville, North Carolina

The pupils in the Cherryville N.C. Graded School. 200 attend, includin...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 270. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division... More

Boy Working at the Saw, N.Y. Dimension Supply Co., Evansville, Ind. Location: Evansville, Indiana

Boy Working at the Saw, N.Y. Dimension Supply Co., Evansville, Ind. Lo...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 196. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs ... More

Rhodes Mfg. Co., Lincolnton, N.C. National Child Labor Committee. No. 282. Girl on left said she was 10 years old and been in mill a long time more than a year. Spinner girl on right said she was 12 years.  Location: Lincolnton, North Carolina.

Rhodes Mfg. Co., Lincolnton, N.C. National Child Labor Committee. No. ...

Photo shows a mother and her daughters, identified as Susie Black Blanton, with Lalar on the left, and Ellen on the right (Source: Joe Manning, 2014, http://eightsteeples.com/blanton1.html)

A Basket Factory, Evansville, Indiana. Boy Making Melon Baskets. Location: Evansville, Indiana

A Basket Factory, Evansville, Indiana. Boy Making Melon Baskets. Locat...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 209. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs ... More

Cherryville Graded School, Cherryville, N.C. These are all the children in town who attend school. 2,000 population. One-third of these raised their hands when asked, "How many have worked in a cotton mill?". Location: Cherryville, North Carolina

Cherryville Graded School, Cherryville, N.C. These are all the childre...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 310. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division... More

Noon hour at an Indianapolis Cannery. Aug. 1908. Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Noon hour at an Indianapolis Cannery. Aug. 1908. Location: Indianapoli...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 130. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divi... More

Boy, employed in a Paper Box factory Cincinnati. Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Boy, employed in a Paper Box factory Cincinnati. Location: Cincinnati,...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 35. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.... More