Lewis Hine caption: Boys working in Amoskeag Mills, Manchester, N.H. Smallest boy is Napoleon Cammery, 194 Merrimac St. Been in mill 1 year. Next boy is Jerry Moore, 352 Chestnut St. Martin Markey, 33 State St. Location: Manchester, New Hampshire, May 1909. "My father always … [Read more...]
LEWIS HINE PROJECT - Page 4
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.
Lewis Hine caption: Family of Adrienne Pagnette: The three standing in front row are Adrienne, Anna and Francis. Adrienne, an adolescent French Illiterate. Speaks almost no English. Is probably 14 or 15. Doffs on top floor spinning room of Glenallen Mill. Anna, said she was 12 … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Betsey Price, First year high school at her Club sewing. 4 H Club work, Marlinton, W. Va. Location: [Pocahontas County]--Marlinton, West Virginia / Photo Lewis W. Hine, October 7, 1921. "I don't know if that was why her picture was taken, but my mother was … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Austin Curtis and his pig project. He is a young colored boy living near the W. Va. Collegiate Institute, the State Colored Agri. College. Location: Charleston [vicinity], West Virginia, October 10, 1921. Lewis Hine caption: Alice Curtis and her … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Comparison of Ages: Left end, Marion Deschere, just passed 13 years. Helps sister in mill "some." Next is Mildred Greenwood, "going on 14." Goes to school. Next is Mamie La Barge, 13 years, but said 14 years. Right end is Rosina Goyette, said 14, probably 12 … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Smallest is Anatole Gernon, Maple St. Apparently 11 or 12 years old. Doffs on top floor spinning room of Glenallen Mill. Speaks no English. Location: Winchendon, Massachusetts, September 1911. "My mother was one of Anatole's sisters. Uncle Anatole was a … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Alberta McNadd on Chester Truitt's farm at Cannon, Del. Alberta is 5 years of age and has been picking berries since she was 3. Her mother volunteered the information that she picks steadily from sun-up to sun-down. Location: Cannon, Delaware, May … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Mrs. Helems, Leeds, Mass., putting bristles into tooth brushes in an untidy kitchen. She makes about $4.65 a week usually. The sanitary conditions in most of these homes are pretty good, but some times filthy rooms are found and often tuberculosis with the … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Mrs. Eugene Lampron, Reservoir Street, Leeds, Mass., putting the bristles into tooth brushes in the kitchen of her home. She has been doing it for 9 years, and showed the effect of it. Location: Leeds, Massachusetts, September 1912. It was raining in the … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: A case of "Economic Need." Jacob Roomel [i.e., Rommel?] and his family live in this roomy shack, well-furnished, with a good range, organ, etc. They own a good home in Ft. Collins, but late in April they moved out here, taking contract for nearly 40 acres of … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Comparison of ages: On right end is Mary Deschene, admitted 11 years, helped sister spool all summer in Glenallen Mill. Next her is Lumina Demarais, admitted 12 years, and doffing all summer in Spring Village Mill. Next is Rosina Coyette, said she was 14 but … [Read more...]
CHAPTER ONE "My feet they are sore, and my limbs they are weary; Long is the way, and the mountains are wild; Soon will the twilight close moonless and dreary Over the path of the poor orphan child." Lewis Hine caption: Two of the "helpers" in the Tifton Cotton Mill, … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Boys working in Bibb Cotton Mill No. 1, Macon, Ga. Smallest boy--Otto Sheldo--2 yrs. in mill. Next, Jack Bowman--4 yrs. in mill. Next, Clement Olford--5 years in mill gets .75 a day. Next, Lawnie Williams--8 years in mill, gets .65 a day. Next, Henny Potter--2 … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Newsie selling before school, 7 A.M. Quito Scentola, 13 years old, 20 Pennsylvania Avenue, been selling papers four years. Location: Rochester, New York (State), February, 1910. "He was in a family of 16, ten boys and four girls. They came through Ellis … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: A typical view of Carmina Caruso, a ten year old Home Worker as she walks around crocheting as she goes. See also other photos of her and Home Work report. Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, August 1912. "In Italy, I think she got as far as the second … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Fursen[?] Owens 12 years old. Can't read. Don't know A, B, C's. "Yes I want to learn but I can't when I work all the time." Been in mills 4 years, 3 years in Olympia Mill, Columbia, S.C. and 1 year here. Location: Augusta, Georgia, January 1909. I fell in … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: George Cox, 13 year old colored boy, has just joined the 4 H Club and is raising a pig. His father is a "renter" in this poor home near the W. Va. Collegiate Institute (Near Charleston) the State colored agricultural college. Mr. A.W. Curtis, Agri. Agent, is … [Read more...]
"Thank you so much for your presentation about the Lewis Hine mill children. The stories you tell and the photos you share are captivating, and bring history, genealogy and family to life. The work you are doing is so important and valuable not only to the families you touch, but … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Minnie Thomas, 9 years old, showing average size of sardine knife used in cutting. Some of the children used a knife as large as this. Minnie works regularly in Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #7, mostly in the packing room, and when very busy works nights. Cuts … [Read more...]
Lewis Hine caption: Ebb-tide in the industry. Family of Mrs. Wm. Fuqua. On account of slack work in the cotton mill, her husband recently got work up-town. He is the only wage earner. Six in the family. The oldest girl is 14 years old now. She worked last year, but the lint … [Read more...]