What was in everyone's back yard? Clothes Lines for outdoor drying! We used to make "people" out of the straight wooden clothespins. Did you run around through the sheets too? I remember the big wicker clothes basket for carrying the wet laundry out and dried laundry in. Oh, and my mom in a housedress...!!!
Photographer Lewis Hine’s original caption: “Scott's Run, West Virginia. Miner's child - This boy was digging coal from mine refuse on the road side. The picture was taken December 23, 1936 on a cold day; Scott's Run was buried in snow. The child was barefoot and seemed to be used to it. He was a quarter mile from his home. 1936 - 1937.”
Women Coal Miners, 1890. Stove? on top of one woman's head....looks like they are both carrying kettles, along with of course a pick axe...........
War to Prevent Southern Independence era children- the father is absent because he was killed in battle at Cold Harbor by Lincoln's Army. The mother was murdered by Sherman's men. So sad. And all to enforce the Morrill tariff act against the south.