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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Cutting Crew: 1911

Cutting Crew: 1911

August 1911, Eastport, Maine. All these boys are cutters in the Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #7. Ages range from 7 to 12. Seven year old boy in front, Byron Hamilton, has a badly cut finger, but helps his brother regularly. Behind him is his brother George, 11 years. He cut his finger half off while working. They and many other youngsters said they were always cutting their fingers. George earns $1 some days, 75 cents usually. Some of the others said they earn $1 when they work all day. At times they start at 7 A.M. Work all day, and until midnight, but the work is very irregular. Names of those in the photo are George Mathews, Johnny Rust, John Surles, Fulsom McCutchin (11 yrs.), Albert Robinson, Morris McConnell. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

That boy on the right looks familiar......

How about that kid on the far right? Looks like a young Reinhard Heydrich to me. And that aggressive way he's holding the knife...

Yeah...wow.

Amen to that

Yeah...wow.

I'm with Ron. What CAN you say?

Except this...we all still need to be careful how we spend our money. When Americans & Europeans buy designer knock-offs, they support an industry KNOWN for child exploitation. (Buy American when you can...and from countries that have strict child labor laws when you can't.)

I wonder if Albert Robinson

I wonder if Albert Robinson is an ancestor? About the right time in the right area. Have to see...

Old Eyes.

And we say now that children grow up too fast.

Sad

And I thought my life was tough...

Wow

What can you say?

 
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