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Home industries, County Donegal, Ireland

Home industries, County Donegal, Ireland

Woman using spinning wheel inside Irish cottage. H37235 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

6 cents a gross. Make regularly from 10 to 12 gross a day. 122 Sullivan St. Mr. Malatesta - Helps because Health too bad work out. Mrs. Malatesta; Frank Malatesta, age 14; John Malatesta, age 11; Lizzie Malatesta, age 4. Boys work Sat. afternoon & evenings till 10 or 11. Lizzie separates petals. Location: New York, New York (State)

6 cents a gross. Make regularly from 10 to 12 gross a day. 122 Sulliva...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 7-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogra... More

6 cents a gross. Make regularly from 10 to 12 gross a day. 122 Sullivan St.  Mr. Malatesta - Helps because Health too bad work out. Mrs. Malatesta;  Frank Malatesta, age 14; John Malatesta, age 11; Lizzie Malatesta, age 4. Boys w[or]k Sat. aft[ernoon] & evenings till 10 or 11. Lizzie separates petals. Location: New York, New York (State)
Gizzi family, 175 Sullivan St., 3:30 P.M. Make little roses which are easier than violets, but bring only 9 cents gross. Left to right: Leo, 11 years old. Louise 14 years old. Jose 12 years old. Work after school and Saturday.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Three girls and a boy working on garments. Location: New York?, New York (State)?

Three girls and a boy working on garments. Location: New York?, New Yo...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 1313-A. No caption card found. Date and place probably the same as photos with neighboring numbers. C... More

Garment Workers on East Side 4:30 P.M. Vincenzie, 14 years old. Jovannina, 9 years old. Michael, 5 years old.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Garment workers. Upper East Side, N.Y.C. Location: New York, New York (State)

Garment workers. Upper East Side, N.Y.C. Location: New York, New York ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 1306. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Garment Workers on East Side 4:30 P.M. Vincenzie, 14 years old. Jovannina, 9 years old. Michael, 5 years old. Location: New York, New York (State)

Garment Workers on East Side 4:30 P.M. Vincenzie, 14 years old. Jovann...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 1312-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

[Three girls and a boy working on garments].  Location: [New York?, New York (State)?]
Garment workers. Upper East Side, N.Y.C. Location: New York, New York (State)
Gizzi family, 175 Sullivan St., 3:30 P.M. Make little roses which are easier than violets, but bring only 9 cents gross. Left to right: Leo, 11 years old. Louise 14 years old. Jose 12 years old. Work after school and Saturday. Location: New York, New York (State)

Gizzi family, 175 Sullivan St., 3:30 P.M. Make little roses which are ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 1308. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Tessie Sposato, 12 yrs. old girl and her mother picking nuts in attic of tenement, 141 Hudson St., N.Y. She holds the nuts against her dirty apron as she picks them out. Works until 9 p.m. some nights. They live in 2 small rooms; paying $5.00 a month rent. Makes $2.00 a week. A 15 yr. old brother works in factory and sleeps in folding bed in this room.  Location: New York, New York (State)
A "reflection" on the parent. Reflection in looking glass shows the father who had been picking nuts but refused to be photographed. He is out of work. Tommy Mascola, 5 years, picks some, Minne, 7 years, Rosie 9, and Angeline 11. Make $3.00 and $4.00 a week. 145 Hudson St., New York City. Location: New York, New York (State)

A "reflection" on the parent. Reflection in looking glass shows the fa...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2698. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Making willow plumes under unsanitary conditions. A dirty home, the father and several friends had been rushing the growler and booze was literally flowing around over table and floor. The father is a truck-driver out of work. The mother, Freddie (11yrs. old) and Antoinette (8 yrs. old) all work $1.50 to $2.00 a week now, "but we make $3.00 a week in summer when we can work all day and not go to school." Vincent Tranutolo, 309 E. 110th St., ground floor.  Location: New York, New York (State)
In a New York tenement house - the whole family at work taking out the pecan kernels

In a New York tenement house - the whole family at work taking out the...

Woman, holding child, and five children shelling pecans. Man standing on left. No. U-129394. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

Mary, 13 years old. Short-sighted girl with glasses working after school on flowers [?] with Mrs. Mary - her aunt. 4:30 P.M.  Location: New York, New York (State)
"Everybody works but----." A common scene in the tenements. Father sits around. "Sometime I make $9.00, sometime $10.00 a week on the railroad; sometime nottin'." Helen, 5 years old, and Adeline, 10 years old, help pick nuts. Tessie, a neighbor, helps too. Adeline works until 9 p.m. at times. All together they make $4.00 a week. Family of Dometrio Capilluto, 141 Hudson St., N.Y.  Location: New York, New York (State)
"Everybody works but----." A common scene in the tenements. Father sits around. "Sometime I make $9.00, sometime $10.00 a week on the railroad; sometime nottin'." Helen, 5 years old, and Adeline, 10 years old, help pick nuts. Tessie, a neighbor, helps too. Adeline works until 9 p.m. at times. All together they make $4.00 a week. Family of Dometrio Capilluto, 141 Hudson St., N.Y. Location: New York, New York (State)

"Everybody works but----." A common scene in the tenements. Father sit...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2689. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

5:15 P.M. Father hanging around the home while family works on feathers. Said, "I not work. Got some sickness. Dunno what." Mother; Millie, 16 yrs.; Jimmie, 11 yrs.; Mary, 12; Camilla, 5 all work. Some of the children until 9 and 10 P.M. at times. They said "Camilla, she can tie feathers but she don't want to." If all work, they make $4, $5, or even $6 a week. Dirty floor. Vermin abounded. Garbage standing uncovered near the work,. Location: New York, New York (State)

5:15 P.M. Father hanging around the home while family works on feather...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2705. State/Location is not recorded on caption card. New York City based on surrounding cards. Credi... More

4 P.M. John Sachatello, a barber with a steady job helping family make flowers, 302 Mott St. Making "bluettes" at $2.00 a gross. Makes $12.00 to $13.00 a week when all work. Mary 5 yrs. old. Tommy 7 yrs. old. Location: New York, New York (State)

4 P.M. John Sachatello, a barber with a steady job helping family make...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2701. The caption card says "over," but no continuation text found on verso of card or on a second ca... More

4:00 P.M. Mrs. Frances Rosep, 309 E. 110th St., New York., ground floor; and three children who work on willow plumes. Tony is 7 years old, Annie, 10. They are learning. Ruby, 12 years old, has worked some months. All make $2.50 a week. Father is a butcher. Location: New York, New York (State)

4:00 P.M. Mrs. Frances Rosep, 309 E. 110th St., New York., ground floo...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2707. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Mrs. Mary Caperale (a widow), 141 Hudson St., picking nuts, while her two daughters help her. The dirty children are handling the nuts and playing with them. The open bag of nuts stands around all day. Room littered with waste and kindling wood. Make $3.00 to $3.50 a week. An 18 year old girl works in a paper box factory by day and helps pick nuts at night.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Mrs. Alfonso Ricca, 71 Sullivan St. 2nd floor back. Making rompers for Campbell Kids (she said). Husband out of work. Location: New York, New York (State)

Mrs. Alfonso Ricca, 71 Sullivan St. 2nd floor back. Making rompers for...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2711-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

Florence Valentino, 12 yrs. old, and sister Jennie, working on crochet hats in dirty kitchen tenement, 3126 Jerome Ave. (Bronx). They make heavy hats, muffs, scarfs, slippers, etc. Jennie, 15 yrs. old, works in a Tremont Av. factory part of the time. Can make 1Πdozen heavy hats in half a day. Florence makes five hats in half a day, being in school only half a day. Have been at it one year.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Italian family living 428 E. 116th St., 2 floor back. They were so illiterate I couldn't get their names. Have been in U.S. only one month. Mother is learning to make lace for factory near by.  Location: New York, New York (State)
5:15 P.M. Father hanging around the home while family works on feathers. Said, "I not work. Got some sickness. Dunno what." Mother; Millie, 16 yrs.; Jimmie, 11 yrs.; Mary, 12; Camilla, 5 all work. Some of the children until 9 and 10 P.M. at times. They said "Camilla, she can tie feathers but she don't want to." If all work, they make $4, $5, or even $6 a week. Dirty floor. Vermin abounded. Garbage standing uncovered near the work,.  Location: [New York, New York (State)].
Mary, 13 years old. Short-sighted girl with glasses working after school on flowers ? with Mrs. Mary - her aunt. 4:30 P.M. Location: New York, New York (State)

Mary, 13 years old. Short-sighted girl with glasses working after scho...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2699. No date recorded on caption card. Probably Dec. 1911, based on surrounding cards. Credit line: ... More

4:00 P.M. Mrs. Frances Rosep, 309 E. 110th St., New York., ground floor; and three children who work on willow plumes. Tony is 7 years old, Annie, 10. They are learning. Ruby, 12 years old, has worked some months. All make $2.50 a week. Father is a butcher.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Mrs. Mary Caperale (a widow), 141 Hudson St., picking nuts, while her two daughters help her. The dirty children are handling the nuts and playing with them. The open bag of nuts stands around all day. Room littered with waste and kindling wood. Make $3.00 to $3.50 a week. An 18 year old girl works in a paper box factory by day and helps pick nuts at night. Location: New York, New York (State)

Mrs. Mary Caperale (a widow), 141 Hudson St., picking nuts, while her ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2694. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

3:30 PM Mrs. Rosy Capello, 311 E. 111th St., top floor rear. Makes 50 cents to $1.00 a week on willow plumes. Husband works irregularly as tailor.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Making willow plumes under unsanitary conditions. A dirty home, the father and several friends had been rushing the growler and booze was literally flowing around over table and floor. The father is a truck-driver out of work. The mother, Freddie (11yrs. old) and Antoinette (8 yrs. old) all work $1.50 to $2.00 a week now, "but we make $3.00 a week in summer when we can work all day and not go to school." Vincent Tranutolo, 309 E. 110th St., ground floor. Location: New York, New York (State)

Making willow plumes under unsanitary conditions. A dirty home, the fa...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2706. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

4 P.M. John Sachatello, a barber with a steady job helping family make flowers, 302 Mott St. Making "bluettes" at $2.00 a gross. Makes $12.00 to $13.00 a week when all work. Mary 5 yrs. old. Tommy 7 yrs. old.  Location: New York, New York (State)
3:30 P.M. Mrs. Rosy Capello, 311 E. 111th St., top floor rear. Makes 50 cents to $1.00 a week on willow plumes. Husband works irregularly as tailor. Location: New York, New York (State)

3:30 P.M. Mrs. Rosy Capello, 311 E. 111th St., top floor rear. Makes 5...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2708. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Mrs. Maggie Conte, 428 E. 116th St., top floor makes about $2.00 a week working lace collars, yokes, etc. for Cappellino's factory. Husband is carpenter. Work not steady. Brother-in-law boards with them.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Father loafs while children work. He has no employment (Marion Zerpoli, 145 Hudson St., N.Y.) Mother picks nuts in Habicht, Braun Nut Factory, Hudson and Laight Sts., N.Y. Gets $4.00 a week. The children say they make $3.00 a week. Michael is 13 yrs. old. Madeline, 6 yrs. old and has cross eyes. Were working in a very dim light (no gas or lamp used except when most necessary).  Location: New York, New York (State)
Florence Valentino, 12 yrs. old, and sister Jennie, working on crochet hats in dirty kitchen tenement, 3126 Jerome Ave. (Bronx). They make heavy hats, muffs, scarfs, slippers, etc. Jennie, 15 yrs. old, works in a Tremont Av. factory part of the time. Can make 1 dozen heavy hats in half a day. Florence makes five hats in half a day, being in school only half a day. Have been at it one year. Location: New York, New York (State)

Florence Valentino, 12 yrs. old, and sister Jennie, working on crochet...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2712-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

Mrs. Maggie Conte, 428 E. 116th St., top floor makes about $2.00 a week working lace collars, yokes, etc. for Cappellino's factory. Husband is carpenter. Work not steady. Brother-in-law boards with them. Location: New York, New York (State)

Mrs. Maggie Conte, 428 E. 116th St., top floor makes about $2.00 a wee...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2718. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

A "reflection" on the parent. Reflection in looking glass shows the father who had been picking nuts but refused to be photographed. He is out of work. Tommy Mascola, 5 years, picks some, Minne, 7 years, Rosie 9, and Angeline 11. Make $3.00 and $4.00 a week. 145 Hudson St., New York City.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Tessie Sposato, 12 yrs. old girl and her mother picking nuts in attic of tenement, 141 Hudson St., N.Y. She holds the nuts against her dirty apron as she picks them out. Works until 9 p.m. some nights. They live in 2 small rooms; paying $5.00 a month rent. Makes $2.00 a week. A 15 yr. old brother works in factory and sleeps in folding bed in this room. Location: New York, New York (State)

Tessie Sposato, 12 yrs. old girl and her mother picking nuts in attic ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2693. The word "attic" is underlined on the caption card. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee... More

Family of David H. Goodman, cor. Coburn and Mellen Streets, South Framingham, Mass. Mother and two children, 14 yrs. and 10 yrs. old, working on tags for Dennison factory. One boy, 12 yrs. old, sick abed in next room. Father, umbrella mender. This family has made $50 a month, average $25 to $35. House not well kept. (See Report.) Witness F.A. Smith.  Location: South Framingham, Massachusetts.
Mrs. Mary George, 74 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Mass. Mother and Aaron, 13 yrs., and Elizabeth 12 yrs old, working on crochet slippers. The children work until 9 or 10:30 P.M. sometimes, and the mother later. Girl has so much trouble with eyes that she is very much behind in school. Mother has eye trouble, too. (See Report also.) Witness. F.A. Smith.  Location: Worcester, Massachusetts.
Family of David H. Goodman, cor. Coburn and Mellen Streets, South Framingham, Mass. Mother and two children, 14 yrs. and 10 yrs. old, working on tags for Dennison factory. One boy, 12 yrs. old, sick abed in next room. Father, umbrella mender. This family has made $50 a month, average $25 to $35. House not well kept. (See Report.) Witness F.A. Smith. Location: South Framingham, Massachusetts

Family of David H. Goodman, cor. Coburn and Mellen Streets, South Fram...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 3141. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Home Work, Somerville, Mass. Crocheting on underwear. A common sight. 35 Horace Street. See also Home Work report about woman working here with running sore on limb. Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

Home Work, Somerville, Mass. Crocheting on underwear. A common sight. ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2949-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

Entrance to tenements, 53 to 59 Macdougal St., N.Y., (licensed) in which coats and flowers are made. Location: New York, New York (State)

Entrance to tenements, 53 to 59 Macdougal St., N.Y., (licensed) in whi...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2868. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Mrs. Larocca, 233 E. 107th St., N.Y., making willow plumes in an unlicensed tenement. Photo taken Feb. 29, 1912. License was revoked Dec. 19, 1911.Applied for again Feb 7, 1912, inspected Feb. 13 and refused Feb 14, 1912. Feb. 29, 1912 I found nine families (including the janitress) at work on feathers or with traces of the day's work still on the floor. Still other families were reported to be doing the work also, but were not home. When our investigator made her first calls here, she found the whole tenement in much worse condition (see schedule) Children had bad skin trouble, fever, etc. Grandmother was working the day this photo was taken.  New York, New York (State)
Mr. Rothenberg stitching neckties in small inner bed-room. See photo and label 2877. Location: New York, New York (State)

Mr. Rothenberg stitching neckties in small inner bed-room. See photo a...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2876-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

Cutting out embroidery on the dirty kitchen floor. Battista family, 259 E. 151 St. N.Y. On the right is the married daughter, who lives down stairs and usually works there. On her right next to the boy is Flora, said to be 9 years old and very much stunted in size. "Been sick." Next to her is the mother and next is Linda, 11 years old. The baby, dirty and covered with sores, was being handed about. Probably has impetego.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Home-work on embroidery. (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's report.)  Location: New York, New York (State)
Crocheting caps. Upper East Side. (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's report.) Location: New York, New York (State)

Crocheting caps. Upper East Side. (For complete details see Miss E.C. ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 3123. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

2 P.M. Mrs. Katie --- (refused to give their name), 134 13 Thompson St., one flight up, front. Making artificial flowers in a crowded and dirty room used as kitchen, bed room, living room, and work room. Mother and family work including 8 and 9 yr. old girls in the photo (who were at home 2 P.M. on a school day) and the little 3 and 4 yr. olds who were helping by separating the petals. See report on schedule. Name is Darelli or Tarelli? 3 days after photo was taken the home was sealed up and disinfected by Board of Health for tuberculosis; 14 yr. old boy. Immediately the flower making resumed again. Location: New York, New York (State)

2 P.M. Mrs. Katie --- (refused to give their name), 134 13 Thompson St...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2778-A. Caption card consists of typed information, with handwritten notation on verso beginning with... More

Whole family rolling cigarette cases, the mother was licking the papers as she worked. (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's report.)  Location: New York, New York (State)
One of the means of exploitation thro[ugh] home-work. The worker pays $1.25 deposit on one dozen plates.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Home of Desiderio Cella, 11 Coburn Street, So. Framingham, Mass. Children - 13, 12, 10, 8, 7 years old working on tags in dirty room with macaroni all spread out on table being cut. Tag tying going on at same table. Washing also in dirty kitchen. (See also report) Witness, F. A. Smith. Location: South Framingham, Massachusetts

Home of Desiderio Cella, 11 Coburn Street, So. Framingham, Mass. Child...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 3137. Pencilled on caption card by P&P staff member: Illus in: A Portrait of Italians In America by S... More

Exterior view of 251-253 Highland Street, Roxbury, Mass., where much home work is done.  Location: Roxbury, Massachusetts.
(For Child Welfare Exhibit 1912-13.) Setting stones in cheap jewelry, Ernest Lonardo, 11 years old, Thomas, 14 years old, 6 Hewitt Street, Providence, R.I. Location: Providence, Rhode Island

(For Child Welfare Exhibit 1912-13.) Setting stones in cheap jewelry, ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 3173. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Yard full of home work. Some would not be in photo. 52 Medford Street. Somerville, Mass. See Home Work report. Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

Yard full of home work. Some would not be in photo. 52 Medford Street....

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2978-B. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

Mrs. Mary George, 74 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Mass. Mother and Aaron, 13 yrs., and Elizabeth 12 yrs old, working on crochet slippers. The children work until 9 or 10:30 P.M. sometimes, and the mother later. Girl has so much trouble with eyes that she is very much behind in school. Mother has eye trouble, too. (See Report also.) Witness. F.A. Smith. Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

Mrs. Mary George, 74 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Mass. Mother and A...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 3142. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Mrs. Helems, Leeds, Mass., putting bristles into tooth brushes in an untidy kitchen. She makes about $4.65 a week usually. The sanitary conditions in most of these homes are pretty good, but some times filthy rooms are found and often tuberculosis with the work still going on. The company really seems to be trying to reduce the amount of home work. See also home work report.  Location: Leeds, Massachusetts.
Somerville Home Work. Annie Capodana, 9 years old. Lives at 9 Ward Street. Teresa Siuserella, 10 years old, 52 [?] Medford Street. At their job. See Home Work report.  Location: Somerville, Massachusetts.
The wagon that delivers Home Work to Somerville, Mass. The owner of the wagon (who is not the driver) is O. H. Brown, 27 Main Street, Reading, Mass. These wagons (about 4 in all) are worked on commission, not owned by factory.  Location: Somerville, Massachusetts.
Home-work on embroidery. (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's report.) Location: New York, New York (State)

Home-work on embroidery. (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 3120. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Rolling cigarette cases in tenement home. (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's report.)  Location: New York, New York (State)
Exterior of rear tenement in which home-work is going on. (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's report.)  Location: New York, New York (State)
Brush-making late at night. Photo taken at 9:00 P.M., and they work later. Girls are 12 and 14 years old and go to school working in the morning before school and at night after studying is finished. Mother said, "It is better for children to learn something useful to do." The three average one dozen brushes a day. (30 cents.) One of the girls said she would rather work then [i.e., than?] study. Shultz family, 476 Third Ave., Brooklyn. February 5, 1912.  Location: New York--Brooklyn, New York (State)
Mrs. Tony Racioppo, 260 Elizabeth St., N.Y. 1st floor rear, finishing pants in dirty tenement home. Althou[gh] it is a licensed house, the whole place is very much run down. The ahllway [i.e., hallway] is in the same condition as that one at 266 Elizabeth (see photo). Baby had bad cough. Mother said recovering from measles.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Annie Fedele, 22 Horace Street, Sommerville, Mass. This is one of the places she works on crochet. See other photos and Home Work report. Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

Annie Fedele, 22 Horace Street, Sommerville, Mass. This is one of the ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2993-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

The wagon that delivers Home Work to Somerville, Mass. the owner of wagon (who is not the driver) is O.H. Brown, 27 Main Street, Reading Mass. These wagons (about 4 in all) are worked on commission, not owned by the factory. Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

The wagon that delivers Home Work to Somerville, Mass. the owner of wa...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2955-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

One of the means of exploitation through home-work. The worker pays $1.25 deposit on one dozen plates. Location: New York, New York (State)

One of the means of exploitation through home-work. The worker pays $1...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2692. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

2 P.M. Mrs. Katie --- (refused to give their name), 134 1/3 Thompson St., one flight up, front. Making artificial flowers in a crowded and dirty room used as kitchen, bed room, living room, and work room. Mother and family work including 8 and 9 yr. old girls in the photo (who were at home 2 P.M. on a school day) and the little 3 and 4 yr. olds who were helping by separating the petals. See report on schedule. Name is Darelli [or Tarelli?] 3 days after photo was taken the home was sealed up and disinfected by Board of Health for tuberculosis; 14 yr. old boy. Immediately the flower making resumed again.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Mrs. Montemora, Fifty-five years old, is janitress for a large tenement, 133 W. Houston St., (lives Apt. 7) housing 26 families. When not tending the furnace or occupied with other duties for others and her own family, she makes flowers, assisted by her niece Josephine, 12 years old. They both work until 10:00 P.M. frequently. Photo was taken at 2:30 P.M., Feb 2, 1912, a school-day, and their only explanation was, "She just stayed out." Making buds. Several adult men relatives live with them. The flowers bring in only a dollar or two a week.  Location: New York, New York (State)
A common occurrence, licking the paper when making cigarette cases. (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's report.) Location: New York, New York (State)

A common occurrence, licking the paper when making cigarette cases. (F...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 3229. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Embroidering chiffon waists in crowded bed-room, East Side. (For complete details see Miss E. C. Watson's report.)  Location: New York, New York (State)
Making mesh ? bags. Location: New York, New York (State)

Making mesh ? bags. Location: New York, New York (State)

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 3131. No location or date recorded on caption card. Based on captions for photos with neighboring num... More

Brush-making late at night. Photo taken at 9:00 P.M., and they work later. Girls are 12 and 14 years old and go to school working in the morning before school and at night after studying is finished. Mother said, "It is better for children to learn something useful to do." The three average one dozen brushes a day. (30 cents.) One of the girls said she would rather work then i.e., than? study. Shultz family, 476 Third Ave., Brooklyn. February 5, 1912. Location: New York--Brooklyn, New York (State)

Brush-making late at night. Photo taken at 9:00 P.M., and they work la...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2829. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

5 P.M. Making dolls legs for Campbell Kids. Cattena family, 71 Sullivan St., 5[th] floor front. As soon as the photo was taken, Rose carried the box full of finished legs to the Aetna Doll and Toy Co, (whose name was on the box). Tessie, (on the right) lives down stairs and does this work there. Was helping here. Rose is 14 yrs. old. Lena, (deformed), is 12, Nettie, 9 yrs. old is very deft. They all work after school and often until 10 P.M.  Location: New York, New York (State)
2 P.M. Workers on gloves, crowded into a small kitchen (photograph very inadequately represents congestion). Dallavalla, 50 McDougal St.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Making mesh [?] bags.  Location: [New York, New York (State)].
Katie (13 years) and Angeline Javella (11 years), 311 E. 149th St. 2[nd] floor front, making cuffs, Irish lace. Income about $1 a week. Said they work some nights until 8 P.M.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Italian family crocheting bags. Father sick in bed (not contagious). (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's report.)  Location: New York, New York (State)
Antoinette Fazzino, ten years old, makes Irish lace for collars and waists, after school. Her younger brother (by the stove) said, "Lace is too dam-cheap." Antoinette wears glasses. 303 E. 149th Street, N.Y. Location: New York, New York (State)

Antoinette Fazzino, ten years old, makes Irish lace for collars and wa...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2808. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Home of Desiderio Cella, 11 Coburn Street, So. Framingham, Mass. Children - 13, 12, 10, 8, 7 years old working on tags in dirty room with macaroni all spread out on table being cut. Tag tying going on at same table. Washing also in dirty kitchen. (See also report) Witness, F. A. Smith.  Location: South Framingham, Massachusetts.
(For Child Welfare Exhibit 1912-13.) Setting stones in cheap jewelry, Ernest Lonardo, 11 years old, Thomas, 14 years old, 6 Hewitt Street, Providence, R.I.  Location: Providence, Rhode Island.
Annie Fedele crocheting on underwear out in the filthy back yard. This is one of the places she works on crochet. See other photos and Home Work report. Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

Annie Fedele crocheting on underwear out in the filthy back yard. This...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2953-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

Photo taken after 9 P.M. Mrs. Barattini, Janitress at 212 Sullivan St., N.Y., and son Louis, 14 years old, and daughter who works in a flower factory all day and helps her mother make these silk rose petals at night. I asked her if she did not get tired of it. "What's the use of gettin' tired when it's got to be done!".  Location: New York, New York (State)
Night scene. 7:30 P.M. January 29, 1912. Making violets, and they often work later. Pollinni family, 5 Carmine St., N.Y. living in a reary i.e., rear. tenement. The six year old helps some. The eight, ten, and twelve year olds work later than this at times. Brothers, 15 and 17 years old, work in factory. Location: New York, New York (State)

Night scene. 7:30 P.M. January 29, 1912. Making violets, and they ofte...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2814. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

4 P.M. Katie and Josie, 137 Thompson St. Cassana and father working on artificial flowers. They work sometimes until 8 P.M., usually after school. Mother refused to be in the picture (see Miss Watson's schedule for data.) Location: New York, New York (State)

4 P.M. Katie and Josie, 137 Thompson St. Cassana and father working on...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2776-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

Carmela Picciano, 311 E. 149th St., 3rd floor rear. 12 years old. Making Irish lace for collars. Works until 9 P.M. sometimes. Dirty kitchen. Location: New York, New York (State)

Carmela Picciano, 311 E. 149th St., 3rd floor rear. 12 years old. Maki...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2807. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Rolling cigarette cases in tenement home. (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's report.) Location: New York, New York (State)

Rolling cigarette cases in tenement home. (For complete details see Mi...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 3121. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Making hair-goods in the kitchen-living-room of H. Mowshowitz's, a contractor, 178 E. 2nd St., N.Y. The partly made puffs and switches were lying around on the floor. Apartment is small and three persons live there. They give out work also. See photo and label 2880. Location: New York, New York (State)

Making hair-goods in the kitchen-living-room of H. Mowshowitz's, a con...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2878. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Mrs. Larocca, 233 E. 107th St., N.Y., making willow plumes in an unlicensed tenement. Photo taken Feb. 29, 1912. License was revoked Dec. 19, 1911.Applied for again Feb. 7, 1912, inspected Feb. 13 and refused Feb. 14, 1912. Feb. 29, 1912 I found nine families (including the janitress) at work on feathers or with traces of the day's work still on the floor. Still other families were reported to be doing the work also, but were not home. When our investigator made her first calls here, she found the whole tenement in much worse condition (see schedule) Children had bad skin trouble, fever, etc. Grandmother was working the day this photo was taken. New York, New York (State)

Mrs. Larocca, 233 E. 107th St., N.Y., making willow plumes in an unlic...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2882. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Home Work, Somerville, Mass. Crocheting on underwear. A common sight. 35 Horace Street. See also Home Work report about woman working here with running sore on limb.  Location: Somerville, Massachusetts.
Pritchard family stringing tags, 293 Highland Street, Roxbury, Mass.  Location: Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Exterior view of 251-253 Highland Street, Roxbury, Mass., where much home work is done. Location: Roxbury, Massachusetts

Exterior view of 251-253 Highland Street, Roxbury, Mass., where much h...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2966-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

Home work at 52 Medford Street. Somerville, Mass. Teresa Siuserella, 10 years old, lives here. Annie Capodana, 9 years old lives at 9 Ward Street. See Home Work report. Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

Home work at 52 Medford Street. Somerville, Mass. Teresa Siuserella, 1...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2960-B. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photo... More

Cottage Street hovels down by the river in which a great deal of home work is done on suspenders. Location: Easthampton, Massachusetts

Cottage Street hovels down by the river in which a great deal of home ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 3041. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

The wagon that delivers Home Work to Somerville, Mass. the owner of wagon (who is not the driver) is O.H. Brown, 27 Main Street, Reading Mass. These wagons (about 4 in all) are worked on commission, not owned by the factory.  Location: Somerville, Massachusetts.
Carmela Picciano, 311 E. 149th St., 3[rd] fl[oor] rear. 12 years old. Making Irish lace for collars. Works until 9 P.M. sometimes. Dirty kitchen.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Whole family rolling cigarette cases, the mother was licking the papers as she worked. (For complete details see Miss E.C. Watson's report.) Location: New York, New York (State)

Whole family rolling cigarette cases, the mother was licking the paper...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 3231. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

5 P.M. Making dolls legs for Campbell Kids. Cattena family, 71 Sullivan St., 5th floor front. As soon as the photo was taken, Rose carried the box full of finished legs to the Aetna Doll and Toy Co, (whose name was on the box). Tessie, (on the right) lives down stairs and does this work there. Was helping here. Rose is 14 yrs. old. Lena, (deformed), is 12, Nettie, 9 yrs. old is very deft. They all work after school and often until 10 P.M. Location: New York, New York (State)

5 P.M. Making dolls legs for Campbell Kids. Cattena family, 71 Sulliva...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Tenement homework. Hine no. 2820. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogr... More

Pallagi (?) family finishing pants, 17 Monroe St., N.Y., 2nd floor front. None of them spoke any English. A neighbor's child said the young girl is 13 yrs. old. Photo taken at 2:45 P.M. Mar./6/12, a school day. In the next apartment, a 12 yr. old girl was finishing pants and explained, "I came home with the toothache."  New York, New York (State)
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