Maple Mill, Dillon, South Carolina by Lewis Hine. the three older children hae been working 3 years. the oldest girl runs 6 sides for a day. the younger need to groe just a bit more and they will join ranks.
This picture goes along with the content from the unit on child labor in factories. This was a big problem deal during the Industrial Revolution because of the scary working conditions that children had to work under.
The little hands that built America: Pictures of child workers in mills, cotton fields and on city streets before revolutionary labor laws came to pass
This little girl is so small she has to stand on a box to reach her machine. She is regularly employed as a knitter in Loudon Hosiery Mills, Loudon, Tennessee, Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine (Oshkosh, 26 settembre 1874 – 3 novembre
Willie Cherry, a 6 year old helper in Massey Hosiery Mill, Columbus, Ga. She has been going to school and helping her step-brother, Lawrence Webb, regularly after school. Her mother has recently stopped her working as it hurt her eyes. Lawrence, 12 years old, has been working nights there. Columbus, Georgia May 1913 Photo by Lewis Hine