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Group of "breaker boys," child miners, who work in Ewen Breaker, separating coal from slate, photographed in effort to ban child labor. January 10, 1910.

This is a photograph of breaker boys – child labor used to separate coal from slate. This image helped lead the nation to outlaw child labor. The photo was taken by Lewis Hine who traveled the United States taking photographs of child laborer.

Lewis Wickes Hine’nın Kadrajından Çoçuk İşçiler | Sanat Karavanı XXX Child Labor from Lewis Wickes Hine's Cadre

Lewis Wickes Hine’nın Kadrajından Çoçuk İşçiler | Sanat Karavanı XXX Child Labor from Lewis Wickes Hine's Cadre

Children in the Coal Mines by  Lewis Hines, Pittston PA. My grandfather William Uriah Grove was a Pittsburg Kansas Coalminer by the age of 8 and 1/2, a breaker boy. I love you grandfather your suffering is not lost on me- you were ion the mines from 1893-1927 in the USA Kansas and Missouri

The History Place - Child Labor in America Lewis Hine Photos - Miners: Breaker Boys, Hughestown Borough Pennsylvania Coal Company

Date: March 1911 Location: Dunbar, Louisiana Rosy, an 8-year-old oyster shucker, worked all day from about 3:00 A.M. to about 5 P.M. at the Dunbar Cannery.  According to Lewis, the baby in photo would learn to shuck as soon as she could handle the knife.

30 Shocking Photos Of Child Labor Between 1908 And 1916

Date: March 1911 Location: Dunbar, Louisiana Rosy, an oyster shucker, worked all day from about A. at the Dunbar Cannery. According to Lewis, the baby in photo would learn to shuck as soon as she could handle the knife.

February 1912. Port Royal, South Carolina. Bertha, one of the six-year old shuckers at Maggioni Canning Company. Began work at 4 a.m.

February 1912 - Port Royal, South Carolina: Bertha, one of the six-year old shuckers at Maggioni Canning Company. She begins work at 4 a. Photograph (glass negative) by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Newsboy Asleep on Stairs with Papers. Jersey City, NJ Feb 2012   By Lewis Hine detroit-aesthetic.tumblr.com

Newsboy asleep on stairs with papers, Jersey City, New Jersey Lewis Hine (American, Date: February 1912 Medium: Gelatin silver print

Night Shift: June 1911. Alexandria, Virginia. "Old Dominion Glass Co. A few of the young boys working on the night shift at the Alexandria glass factory....Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

"Old Dominion Glass Co. A few of the young boys working on the night shift at the Alexandria glass factory. Negroes work side by side with the white workers." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

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.

"Doffers in Pell City Cotton Mill. Superintendent of mill is also Mayor of Pell City." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee.

A young chimney sweep.

Labor - Sweeps boys were children who were forced to climb inside of a chimney to clean hard-to-reach areas. A life-threatening occupation.

Breaker Boys- picking out the impurities in coal by hand-the adult has a whip in his hand & these boys are so young!--IMWVCT

These "breaker boys" separated impurities from coal by hand. So sad. I am reading about these boys in the historical fiction, Coal River, by Ellen Marie Wiseman

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