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Motley Crew: 1913

Motley Crew: 1913

December 1913. Stevenson, Alabama. "One of the young workers of the Stevenson Cotton Mills. Apparently under twelve years." Don't worry, kid. All that lint should keep you warm. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.


Old children

I agree with Mr Mel. After seeing recent photos of child laborers looking like they were still children, here is another picture of a child who looks like he has no youth left in him.

12 going on 40.

And the character behind him, rather intense looking.


Isn't that James Finlayson on the left?


Just as I was getting used to all the smiley faces of the children in the recent Hine's posts, this one shows up.

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