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.
Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. | Click image for Comments.
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