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    Richard Pierce, age 14, a Western Union Telegraph Co. messenger, Nine months in service, works from 7 am to 6 pm, smokes and visits houses of prostitution, Wilmington, Delaware, by Lewis Wickes Hine

    Little Salesmen: Joseph Severio, peanut vender, age 11 [seen with photographer Hine]. Been pushing a cart 2 years. Out after midnight on May 21, 1910. Ordinarily works 6 hours per day. Works of his own volition. All earnings go to his father. Wilmington, Delaware.

    A Little Spinner by Lewis Hine, 1909 "This picture was taken in Globe Cotton Mill, Augusta, Georgia. The overseer admitted she was regularly employed." Photo taken for the National Child Labor Commission and its report to Congress

    Lewis Wickes Hine.-

    vietnam war - The average age of most soldiers during the war was 19. This picture really shows just how young they were.

    Vice-President Richard Nixon thanks Wilmington, Delaware traffic police. 1960.

    Born in Kent County, Delaware in 1808, Samuel Burris was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape to freedom. He was captured and tried in Dover, Delaware, on a charge of aiding runaways and sentenced to be sold as a slave. Wilmington abolitionist Isaac Flint, disguised as a slave trader, bought Burris at auction and helped him return to freedom and his family in Philadelphia. via @Delaware Public Archives archives.delaware...

    Wilmington Delaware Hankie Map

    January 1909. Two of the "helpers" in the Tifton Cotton Mill at Tifton, Georgia. They work regularly. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. I can only hope that these two precious little girls aren't barefooted, but fear they are. And, I can only pray that their later years in life continued to reflect their adorable smiles from the attention of the photographer.

    Mugshot: Henry Miller (aged 14). Sentenced to 14 days hard labour for stealing an item of clothing.

    March 1909. "Widow & boy rolling papers for cigarettes in a dirty New York tenement." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

    Lewis Wickes Hine

    Lil Shuckers: February 1912. Port Royal, South Carolina. "Nine [?] of these children from 8 yrs. old up go to school half a day, and shuck oysters for four hours before school and three hours after on school days, and on Saturday from 4 a.m. to early afternoon. Maggioni Canning Co." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

    Joseph Stalin at age 24.

    3 year old hulling berries at a canning company, Delaware 1910

    German boys in SA Uniforms (1943)

    Lewis W. Hine-photographer mostly of child labor and working class conditions.

    Mother and nine children living in a field on U.S. Route 70 near the Tennessee River during the Depression - 1936.

    Albert Ball, decorated British flying ace during World War I. Died at the age of 20 while pursuing the brother of the infamous Red Baron through a cloudbank.

    Civil war soldier at 11 years of age.

    In 1966, David Reimer's circumcision was botched and he lost his penis to burns. Psychologist John Money suggested that David be given a sex change, his parents agreed. Money then used David to prove that gender identity was not inborn, but determined by upbringing. David was renamed Brenda and surgically altered to have a vagina. Brenda acted like a boy throughout childhood. At 14, Brenda was told the truth, and decided to go back to being David. He committed suicide at the age of 38.