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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Men and boys working with steel rods and belt-driven machinery to make bolts inside an annex to the blacksmith shop at the McCormick Reaper Works. The fact...

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Description: Child laborer standing barefoot near a pile of shells and holding a strainer in each hand.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers, including some boys, threading bolts with heavy machinery in the Nut and Bolt Department at the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by t...

Date: 1907-01-05 

Description: Photograph of an "Age and School Certificate" completed by a mother giving her 15-year-old son permission to work. The form reads: "THIS CERTIFICATE NOT T...

A Short History of Wisconsin

Photograph

Child Mine Worker

Date: 1908 

Description: Boy dressed in work clothes and covered with soot from working in a mine. He wears a hat with a rudimentary lantern on top.

Date: 1914 

Description: A young child feeds a flock of chickens outside of a poultry house. A farmhouse is in the background.

Photograph

Shoeshine Boy

Date:  date unknown

Description: A portrait of a shoeshine boy, with a brick wall forming the backdrop. His clothes are tattered, and his work box rests on his left shoulder.

Date:  

Description: Young man - possibly a teenager - sanding a section of a wooden wagon wheel with a belt sander at International Harvester's Accurate Engineering Works.

Photograph

Child Laborers

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Description: Group of boys in work clothes assembled outside a mine.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A Phillippine Islands boy uses a sharp tool to cut down a manila plant while another supports it as it falls.

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: A girl and a boy do field work beside a wagon. Photograph taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extention Department.

Date: 1912 

Description: Children working in a vegetable cannery as the supervisor with pipe in his mouth stands over them.

Date: 1929 

Description: John Raab drags a mower wheel through a cornfield to conserve moisture.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Young boy operating a horse-drawn McCormick corn binder in a field on the Bachand farm. The boy may be Mike Bachand, or the son of Mike Bachand.

Date: 1967 

Description: Migrant farm laborers leaving a cucumber field to strike. Strikes in Wisconsin were organized by the local farm-worker labor union, Obreros Unidos, an inde...

Date: 1969 

Description: A boy wearing a white short-sleeved t-shirt and dark pants is barefoot and standing to the left of a communal shower hut for migrant farm workers in a Waut...

Photograph

Breaker Boy

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Andrew Chippa hired on with Markle & Co., miners of anthracite coal to pay off his father's debt of $54 to the company store since his father's death in th...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Young girl wrapping or unwrapping produce from baskets on an urban street, possibly in Chicago, Illinois. The girl is likely offering the produce for sale...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Baskets of potatoes surround a young girl as she peels and cuts them.

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