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May 1912. Rock Hill, South Carolina. "J.A. Leazer, a 19-year-old weaver at Highland Park Mill, and his family. Began working at 9 years old. Makes $1.50 a day now and says he probably can't get any more as a weaver. Many of them marry young." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.