Young Cigarmakers in Englahardt and Co., Tampa, Fla. - Pictures of Child Labor In USA by Lewis Hine. This photo series, archived by the Library of Congress, shows what conditions were like for child laborers before child labor was largely eliminated in 1938. 1909, History, Photos, Lewis Wicked, Tampa Florida, Child Labor, Cigars Maker, Lewis Hines, Children
Nannie Coleson, looper who said she was 11 years old, and has been working in the Crescent Hosiery Mill for some months. Makes about $3 a week. Has been through the 5th grade in school. She is bright, but unsophisticated. Told investigator, “There are other little girls in the mill too. One of them, says she’s 13, but she doesn’t look any older than me.” Location: Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
Child labor. Business churned onward without it in America. Can you look at the armless boy and think that regulations for the workforce have harmed society? I LIKE having OSHA, the 40 hour week, and worker's comp. Business will survive having to pay its bills.
On the tipple at the Bessie Mine, Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Co. These young boys work around and on these coal cars, loaded and empty, while they are running at full speed. It is dangerous. One of these boys said, “Ain’t hardly a day goes by that someone don’t get pinched or hurt.” “I got my leg jammed a while ago and was laid up a week.” Location: Bessie Mine, Alabama.