Young Miners, South Pittston Pa., January 6, 1911 "Breaker boys, Hughestown Borough Coal Co. Pittston, Pa." Can't read. Doesn't know his A,B,C's. Said, "Yes I want to learn but can't when I work all the time."
Mrs. Battaglia with Tessie, age 12 and Tony, age 7 work at home on a Saturday. Earn from $1 to $1.50 for the day.
Young cigar makers in Engelhardt and Co. Yes, many young boys did smoke.
Mill workers mending broken threads on bobbins. They are so small that they had to climb on the machines.
Francis Lance, 5 years old, jumps on and off trolleys to sell newspapers (risking his life). Tony Casale, 11, has been selling newspapers for four years. This boy has just recovered from his second attack of pneumonia. Was found selling papers in a big rain storm.
John D. Rockefeller's residence, Cleveland, Ohio, c1908 Forest Hill Lodge, entrance to Rockefeller's home, Cleveland, Ohio c1905
Rockefeller Hall, Brown University Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College
Young Driver - West Virginia, September 1909. (Breakerboys – Pennsylvania Coal Company) A kind of slave- driver sometimes stands over the boys, prodding or kicking them into obedience.
Family and neighbors working at night sewing garters. Families might earn $4.50 a week.