Date: June 1910 Location: Seaford, Delaware. The photo shows Daisy Langford, an 8-year-old who works at Ross’ canneries. She helps at the capping machine, but is not able to “keep up.” So she places caps on the cans at the rate of about 40 per minute working full time. That was her first season at the cannery.
This picture shows children who work in a Cotton Mill in Pell City, Alabama. The photograph was taken in 1910. Notice the cotton fibers on the children's hats. Cotton fiber is very dangerous to breath, and the health effects were probably as bad as working in a coal mine.