Sadie Melva Catherine Mason was born in Maine, on August 12, 1892. Her father was John Peter Mason, who was born in Quebec in 1831. Her mother was Margaret Ann Walker, who was born in Nova Scotia in 1851. They married in 1866. He was 35, and she was only 15. John died at sea in … [Read more...]
LEWIS HINE PROJECT - Page 12
Welcome to the Lewis Hine ProjectTM, an amazing journey through 100 years of American history. If this is your first visit, please see About Lewis Hine Project first (just click photo at left). Each photo below is a link.
Click Child Labor Stories for an index of all the stories I have posted so far; Addie Card: The Search for an Anemic Little Spinner for the story that inspired this project; Counting on Grace for information about the book inspired by Addie; Library of Congress to see all of Hine’s child labor photos; and Mystery Photos to see some of the unnamed children I am trying to identify.
Click Lonnie Cole, the Story and the Song to see and hear about the little boy called “Our Baby Doffer”; Catherine Young family to see their remarkable story; Children That Mattered: An essay about the Lewis Hine Project; Exhibits & Presentations to learn about exhibits of my work, and my upcoming presentations; and Lewis Hine, to see a brief biography of the great photographer.
Seriously Injured While at Work in Androscoggin Mill, Lewiston Daily Sun, April 19, 1906 Semi-conscious and his head banged and bruised, Master Russell, grandson of Cornelius Russell of Lincoln Street, Lewiston, was extricated from the machinery in the Androscoggin Mill where … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Alma Crosien, three-year-old daughter of Mrs. Cora Croslen, of Baltimore. Both work in the Barataria Canning Company. The mother said, "I'm learnin' her the trade." Location: Biloxi, Mississippi, February 1911. "It was hard times back then. That house they … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine Caption: Marie Kriss, seven years old, shucks oysters and picks shrimp at Biloxi Canning Co., when not tending the baby. Makes 25 cents some days. Biloxi, Mississippi, February 1911. “She said that when they first came here from Baltimore, they came on a train. She … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Worming and topping tobacco. W.L. Fugate rents farm. Willie, 12 years old and Ora, 10 years old will go to Schoolsville School, Clark Co., Ky., but it has not opened yet. Location: Hedges Station, Kentucky, August 7, 1916. "I know he got through the eighth … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Sadie Kelly, 11 years old, picks shrimp for the Peerless Oyster Co. Picked 7 pots yesterday, 5 pots today at 5 cents. Picked last year. Location: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, March 1911. "On my father’s side, about once a month, one of his siblings would … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Joseph Velcich[?], seven years old. Beginning to pick shrimp for Peerless Oyster Co. Location: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, March 1911. “My father once said: ‘People talk about the good old days, but Joann, there never were any good old days in my childhood. … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: All are workers in a Pass Christian oyster cannery. Going home at 5 P.M. The youngest ones shuck before and after school. Two youngest are Lillie and Sadie Bilski, 8 and 6 years old. They shuck regularly. Location: Pass Christian, Mississippi, February 17, … [Read more...]
Whatever Happened To Arthur Albicker, the boy who was injured? According to National Child Labor Committee Investigation Report 480, housed at the Library of Congress, and reprinted in Child Labor: An American History, by Hugh H. Hindman, Lewis Hine wrote the following after … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: 5 yr. old Willie, one of Washington's youngest news-boys. He is a kind of free-lance, helps other boys out, and roams around the city on his little velocipede, with all the recklessness of extreme youth. Gets lost occasionally. He was so immature that he … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Addie Laird, 12 years. Anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill. Vt. Girls in mill say she is ten years. She admitted to me she was twelve; that she started during school vacation and now would "stay." Location: North Pownal, Vermont, August … [Read more...]