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March 1909. Hartford, Connecticut. "Miss Mary Graham Jones of the Social Settlement and few of the newsboys (all 10 years old and younger) that she invited to a Sunday afternoon party. In two days she secured the names of 39 newsboys and girls 10 and under. There are more in Hartford." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.