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1 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES Shrimp Cannery Biloxi, Miss., c Shrimp pickers, including an 8 year old boy on the right.

2 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES 9:00 p.m. at an Indiana glass works, c.1908.

3 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES One of the young workers in a glass factory in Alexandria, Va., c.1908.

4 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES Cutting fish in a sardine cannery. Large sharp knives are used with a cutting and sometimes chopping motion. The slippery floors and benches and careless bumping into each other increase the liability of accidents. "The salt water gets into the cuts and they ache," said one boy. Sardine Cannery, Eastport, Maine, c.1908.

5 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES Young boys working for Hickok Lumber Co. Burlington, Vt., c.1908.

6 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES A general view of spinning room, Cornell Mill, Fall River, Mass., c.1908.

7 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES Rhodes Manufacturing Company Lincolnton, N.C., c A moment’s glimpse of the outer world. Said she was 11 years old. Been working over a year.

8 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES Some boys and girls were so small they had to climb up on to the spinning frame to mend broken threads and to put back the empty bobbins. Bibb Mill No. 1. Macon, Ga., c

9 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES The overseer said apologetically, "She just happened in." She was working steadily. The mills seem full of youngsters who "just happened in" or "are helping sister.” Newberry, S.C., c.1908.

10 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES At the close of day. Waiting for the cage to go up. The cage is entirely open on two sides and not very well protected on the other two, and is usually crowded like this. A small boy is in front. Coal Mine S. Pittston, Pa., c.1908.

11 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES View of the Ewen Breaker of the Pennsylvania Coal Company. The dust was so dense at times as to obscure the view. This dust penetrated the utmost recesses of the boys' lungs. A kind of slave- driver sometimes stands over the boys, prodding or kicking them into obedience. S. Pittston, Pa., c.1908.

12 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES Three young boys with shovels standing in doorway of a Fort Worth & Denver train car, c

13 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES Rochester, Mass., c Two girls, ages 7 and 9, pick berries. The older girl picks about 4 pails a day.

14 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES Six year old harvesting spinach in Texas. (May, 1998) Photo: © L. Diane Mull

15 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES Recent photo of child harvesting cucumbers in Maryland, USA. Photo: © Phillip Decker

16 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES Photo: © L. Diane Mull Children processing cherries in Montana, USA (August 1997).

17 UAW Education Department High School Labor Presentation CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES Recent photo of youth harvesting apples in North Carolina, USA. Photo: © David Peele


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