Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1933) When asked why they had to receive several "back shots"(spinal taps), researchers repeatedly lied to the men, claiming theshots were "therapeutic" when in fact the spinal taps gaveinsight to infection from the spinal canal into the brain.
February 1910. Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, Vermont. Girls in mill say she is ten years. She admitted to me she was twelve; that she started during school vacation and would "stay." by Lewis Wickes Hine. "It always amazes me to see kids working without shoes in factories where you would not dare to enter without workboots nowadays... how times change. I can't imagine not having shoes in a place like Vermont where it's warm only 3-4 months a year!"
Struggling Families: A family working in the Tifton Cotton Mill. Four smallest children not working yet. The mother said she earns $4.50 a week and all the children earn $4.50 a week. Husband died and left her with 11 children. Two of them went off and got married. The family left the farm two years ago to work in the mill. Tifton, Georgia.
1912 A medicine man of the Blood tribe standing in front of a teepee. Arthur Rafton-Canning took many photographs of the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy. As was typical of the time, these were copied by postcard manufacturers across North America and sold without credit or compensation to Rafton-Canning.