Visit our other Wisconsin Historical Society websites!
Refine or narrow your results by clicking any term in the gray boxes below.
Expand your results by removing any breadcrumb in a gray outlined box above. Click on the blue "X" to remove the term.
Narrow your results by entering a keyword into the search box above. Then click the "Search Within" checkbox, then click on the orange "Search" button.
If you did not find what you are looking for or you did not get any results, try changing your search term(s). See our Search Help page for more tips.
Date: 1917 ca.
Description: A girl and a boy do field work beside a wagon. Photograph taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extention Department.
Description: Young girls working with textile machinery. One stands on a box to reach her work.
Description: Group of boys in work clothes assembled outside a mine.
Description: 44 young carrier salesmen for the Wisconsin State Journal pose in front of a bus that will take them off "for three days packed full of fun in Chicago." A...
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: 1905 ca.
Description: Jake Rascof uses a horse-drawn corn binder in a field.
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...
Description: Workers pose with racks of fresh pasta drying in the sun in Naples, Italy.
Description: A photograph of an "Age and School Certificate" for "Peter Stacloroski(?)". The the certificate is filled in by hand and gives the boy's address as "399 N....
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Young man seated on a horse-drawn dump rake pulled by team of horses on expansive amount of land.
Description: A child worker wearing a short sleeve plaid shirt, dark pants and no shoes is carrying grapefruit from a Texas grove on his shoulder. He is looking into th...
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...
Description: A document for employing children. The left side reads:
"EMPLOYMENT OF CHILD.
AFFIDAVIT UNDER ACT OF 1893.
Name of Child_
Filed and en...
A Short History of Wisconsin
Description: A Phillippine Islands boy uses a sharp tool to cut down a manila plant while another supports it as it falls.
Description: A young child feeds a flock of chickens outside of a poultry house. A farmhouse is in the background.
Description: Children working in a vegetable cannery as the supervisor with pipe in his mouth stands over them.
Date: 1910 ca.
Description: Boy removing a bundle of twine from a decorticator machine at an International Harvester factory in the Yucatan, Mexico.
Description: Boy removing a bundle of twine from a decorticator machine at an International Harvester factory in the Yucatan, Mexico. Accompanying text reads: "No guard...
Description: John Raab drags a mower wheel through a cornfield to conserve moisture.
If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.
Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:
© 1996-2015 Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706