At the age of 11, this young girl, Ellen, was ordered to do 7 days hard labor after being convicted of stealing iron when caught with Mary Catherine Docherty, Rosanna Watson and Mary Hinnigan. These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle, England between 1871 - 1873.

At the age of 11, this young girl, Ellen, was ordered to do 7 days hard labor after being convicted of stealing iron when caught with Mary Catherine Docherty, Rosanna Watson and Mary Hinnigan. These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle, England between 1871 - 1873.

An 8 year-old coal miner in Utah or Colorado, USA, in the early 1900's

An 8 year-old coal miner in Utah or Colorado, USA, in the early 1900's

This rare, early photo of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan was discovered in 2008, by a staff member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society who was going through a large photography collection that was recenty donated. It is the earliest photo of Helen with her teacher and the only known photo of Helen with one of her dolls which were important in her education.

This rare, early photo of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan was discovered in 2008, by a staff member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society who was going through a large photography collection that was recenty donated. It is the earliest photo of Helen with her teacher and the only known photo of Helen with one of her dolls which were important in her education.

Convention of former slaves: Annie Parram, age 104; Anna Angales, age 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; Sadie Thompson, 110. Washington, D.C., 1916. Oh, I wish someone had interviewed them or could just talk to them  now!

Convention of former slaves: Annie Parram, age 104; Anna Angales, age 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; Sadie Thompson, 110. Washington, D.C., 1916. Oh, I wish someone had interviewed them or could just talk to them now!

Mother and children living along US Route 70, TN 1936; Library of Congress FSA/OWI photograph collection

Mother and children living along US Route 70, TN 1936; Library of Congress FSA/OWI photograph collection

Callie Campbell, 11 years old, picks 75 to 125 pounds of cotton a day, and totes 50 pounds of it when sack gets full, 'No, I don’t like it very much,' Oklahoma, by Lewis W. Hine 1916

Callie Campbell, 11 years old, picks 75 to 125 pounds of cotton a day, and totes 50 pounds of it when sack gets full, 'No, I don’t like it very much,' Oklahoma, by Lewis W. Hine 1916

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