Young Mill Workers in Gastonia, North Carolina

Lewis Hine included the following caption with his photograph, based on his interview with the boys at this Gastonia, North Carolina mill on November 7, 1908 : "Boy with coat in hand is 11 years old. 'Been there 9 months. Started at 50 cents a day, now gets 60 cents. 'When I sweeps double space I get 90 cents a day, but it makes you work.' Look at the boy. Two infants appeared at the door and vanished back immediately on seeing me."

Date:
1908
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
1900.0281
Photographer:
Lewis Hine
Height:
3375px
Width:
4864px
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