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.
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.