Children at work, 1910’s

Pictures of kids during the period when they had to spend their youth at work, because after the Civil War an industrial expansion took place and countries were not able to find workers. Young people had to make money by themselves and feed their families.

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A Bowery bootblack in New York City

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Small children had to climb up on to the spinning frame to do the job Bibb Mill No. 1. Macon, Georgia

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Picking shade-grown tobacco on Hackett Farm. Buckland, Connecticut

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Sellers of newspapers at Skeeter’s Branch, smoking cigarettes, St. Louis, Missouri. 1910

At 5 p.m., boys going home from Monougal Glass Works. Fairmont, West Virginia

Boys going home after their workday at Monougal Glass Works. Fairmont, West Virginia

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The Factory in an Indiana Glass Works.

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Newspaper Seller. St. Louis, Missouri

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Boys after workday. Washington, D.C.

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Young workers at the Pennsylvania Coal Co. South Pittston, Pennsylvania