A boy working for Wymans & Sons selling tobacco at Euston station, London, 1908. Passengers could buy tobacco, cigars or cigarettes on the platform as well as in station kiosks. At first smoking was banned on the railways but in 1868 an act was passed permitting smoking in carriages. At least one railway carriage of each class was a smoking carriage. These were marked on the outside with an S.
Vance, a Trapper Boy, 15 years old. Has trapped for several years in a West Va. Coal mine. $.75 a day for 10 hours work. All he does is to open and shut this door: most of the time he sits here idle, waiting for the cars to come. On account of the intense darkness in the mine, the hieroglyphics on the door were not visible until plate was developed. 1908
Date: November 1908 Location: Gastonia, North Carolina. Workers on their way home from Loray Mill. The smallest boy on the right end, John Moore, 13 years old, had already been working at the mill for 6 years as sweeper, doffer and spinner.