This photo is part of a collection from Lewis Hine, who documented child labor in the early 20th century. This photos was a 12 year old working in cotton/textile. Most of the children that worked in these mills had major health problem, sometimes causing death, from breathing in the lint that floated heavily in the air.
Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. The knocker-up used a truncheon or short, heavy stick to knock on the cl
Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: (Photo) Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by Joe O’Donnell 1945. This photograph was taken by an American photojournalist, Joe O’Donnell, in Nagasaki in 1945.