January 1912. Fall River, Mass. "In this group are some of the youngest workers in Spinning Room of Cornell Mill. The smallest is Jo Benevidos, 5 Merion Street. Other small ones are: John Sousa, 84 Boutwell St.; Anthony Valentin, 203 Pitman St.; Manuel Perry, 124 Everett St.; John Travaresm [Taveresm?], 90 Cash St. The difficulty they had in writing their names was pathetic. When I asked the second hand in charge of the room to let the boys go outside a moment and let me get a snap-shot, he objected, saying they would stay out and not be in shape to work. When they carry dinners, they breathe the close air of the spinning room from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with no let-up." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.
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