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7 year old Ferris. newsie. Mobile, Alabama. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine, October 1914.

Seven-year-old Ferris, Tiny newsie who did not know enough to make change for the investigator, Mobile, Alabama, by Lewis Wickes Hine

Delivery Boy (Child Labor Archives - Lewis Hine)

Helper on miller’s wagon. 7 years of age. Helper for one year. Carries bags of flour, weighing 25 pounds, from wagon to stores. Receives 25 cents per week. Wilmington, Delaware Photo by Lewis W.

Boys working in a cigar factory, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1908. Photo by Lewis Hine

Boys in a Cigar Factory, Indianapolis, IN August 1908 by Lewis Hine child labor.

News Boys Smoking.

Newsies Smoking Outside a Pool Room St. Louis, Missouri - Newsies sold papers until The smallest boy is 9 years old. by Lewis Wickes Hine

August 1911, Eastport, Maine. All these boys are cutters in the Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #7. Ages range from 7 to 12. Seven year old boy in front, Byron Hamilton, has a badly cut finger, but helps his brother regularly. Behind him is his brother George, 11 years. He cut his finger half off while working. They and many other youngsters said they were always cutting their fingers. George earns $1 some days, 75 cents usually. Some of the others said they earn $1 when they work all day. At…

Cutters at Seacoast Canning Co. by Lewis Hine. ages the young boy in front, 7 , has a badly cut finger. his brother cut jis finger in half working there. all the boys say they are always cutting themselves. harsh life for young kid 1911

Marlboro Boy: July 1939. "Ten-year-old son of tobacco sharecropper can do a 'hand's work' at harvest time." Seen here feeding logs into the fire next to flue of the curing barn. Granville County, North Carolina. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

July 1939 - son of tobacco sharecropper can do a 'hand's work' at harvest time." Seen here feeding logs into the fire next to flue of the curing barn. by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

Dorothea Lange: "Son of destitute migrant, American River camp, near Sacramento, Calif. The boy has dysentery."

Dorothea Lange: "Son of destitute migrant, American River camp, near Sacramento, Calif. The boy has dysentery.

23 Disturbing Pictures From When Child Labor Was Legal In America

23 Disturbing Pictures From When Child Labor Was Legal In America

During the Industrial Revolution, children often worked some of the most hazardous jobs in America.

Oyster Express: February 1913. Bluffton, South Carolina. "Varn & Platt Canning Co. 10-year-old Jimmie. Been shucking 3 years. 6 pots a day, and a 11-year-old boy who shucks 7 pots.Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

"Varn Platt Canning Co. Been shucking 3 years. 6 pots a day, and a boy who shucks 7 pots.Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

November 1908: Gastonia, North Carolina. Lacy, 12 years old, and Savannah, 11. Have worked two years. Father said "The little one is a crackerjack on spinnin', at least so the boss says. She ain't satisfied unless in the mill. The oldest one isn't so good at it. Not as quick." (Note the tense, serious looks on the younger. Older one more like a real girl.) Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Lacy and Savannah: 1908 high-resolution photo

July 1909. Baltimore, Md. "One of the small boys in J.S. Farrand Packing Co. and a heavy load. J.W. Magruder, witness." Photo: Lewis Wickes Hine

A Heavy Load: July Baltimore, Md. "One of the small boys in J. Farrand Packing Co. and a heavy load.

Bean-Stringers: July 1909. Baltimore, Maryland. "Workers stringing beans in the J.S. Farrand Packing Co. Those too small to work are held on laps of workers or stowed away in boxes." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

30 Shocking Photos Of Child Labor Between 1908 And Date: July 1909 Location: Baltimore, Maryland. Young workers stringing beans in the J. Farrand Packing Co. Those too small to work are held on laps of workers.

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