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Description: Young girls working with textile machinery. One stands on a box to reach her work.
Date: 1920 ca.
Description: Baskets of potatoes surround a young girl as she peels and cuts them outdoors near the side of a building.
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: 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. A boy an...
Description: Group of boys in work clothes assembled outside a mine.
Description: A family from Texas temporarily settles in Waushara County. Their white truck is parked in front of a grassy area and wooden house. The father is standing...
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.
Description: Child laborer standing barefoot near a pile of shells and holding a strainer in each hand.
Description: A document for employing children. The left side reads:
"EMPLOYMENT OF CHILD.
AFFIDAVIT UNDER ACT OF 1893.
Name of Child_
Filed and en...
Description: The inside of a document for child employment. The document reads:
"EMPLOYMENT OF CHILD AFFIDAVIT UNDER ACT OF 1893
FORM NO. 117
Protection Legal Bank...
Date: 1910 ca.
Description: Procession of child laborers carrying bundles of twine fibre (fiber) down from the mountains in the Philippines. The fibre was likely used by International...
Description: Advertising card for Deering harvesting machinery showing young boys operating a grain binder drawn by oxen. The caption reads "the Deering binder at work...
Description: A group of young migrant farm laborers leaving a cucumber field in a Chevy station wagon for a union rally in Portage. Three children are looking at the ca...
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...
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: View across field towards a young man sitting on a horse-drawn dump rake pulled by a team of horses. In the background are hills.
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...
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.
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...
Description: A nine-year old Jamaican boy wearing a backwards cap, plaid jacket, jeans, and sneakers. He is holding two buckets and is looking at the camera. He is join...
Description: A Phillippine Islands boy is using a sharp tool to cut down a manila plant, while another young boy is supporting it.
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