Child workers before Child Labor Laws. Who needs laws regulating  manufacturing, banking, agriculture/food industry,  etc.? Just trust your fellowman to  do the right thing by you, right?  Unn huh!

Young oyster shuckers, Port Royal, S. - Child workers before Child Labor Laws. Thank God for child labor laws!

// Lewis Hine. Child Labor in America 1908-12. Preocupado por los trabajadores, menos favorecidos.

Cotton-Mill Worker, North Carolina, Lewis Wickes Hine, Hine photographed children at work to convince lawmakers to change child labor laws.


+ 100 Extrañas fotos antiguas [Megapost] Nº10.

Civil War veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat. Date unknown.--How did he build his own prosthetics AFTER losing his arms?

Childhood And Child Labour In The British Industrial Revolution

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Britain's child slaves: They started at lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. - Childhood and Child Labour in The British Industrial Revolution by Professor Jane Humphries

Vintage Photos....Child workers before labor laws.  Show this picture to the young girls of today so most of them can know how good they have it.  B.

Josie and Bertha, six years old, and Sophie all shucked oysters regularly at the Maggioni Canning Co. in Port Royal, South Carolina, Child labor laws were lax at that time. Photo by Lewis Hine.

Chimney sweep, before child labor laws

Chimney sweep, before child labor laws outlawed the work of such young children. The men and women who worked tirelessly to pass the child labor laws allowed these children a chance to go to school.

Mildred and Richard Loving. The Lovings were an interracial married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law. In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The Loving family. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history.

Crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work.  They aren't even standing up.

Coal miners crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a hard day of work. Not the greatest working conditions :-/

Susan B Anthony-  Suffergette

“Hey ladies, Susan B. Anthony suffered a beat down so you could have the right to vote.

Three of the four Arnold children. The oldest boy earned the money to buy his bicycle. Western Washington, Thurston County, Michigan Hill.

Beautiful Children with Bike and a Cat

The  ”Crawlers” - “old women reduced by vice and poverty to that degree of wretchedness which destroys even the energy to beg.”

photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy. In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Smith and together the pair spoke to people and the shots were later published in magazine, Street Life in London.

Éducation à l'ancienne

In the old days, Santa Claus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as his slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from. (Photo from Holland) Have a creepy Christmas!

A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago.  Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services. I'm wondering what ended up happening to these children?

This is political because it shows how desperate the government left people. A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

12 pratiques étranges que faisaient nos ancêtres

A Knocker-up ’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - S)