April 1909. Fiskeville, Rhode Island. "John Dempsey (looked 11 or 12). Said he helped only on Saturdays. Jackson Mill. He was working faithfully in the mule-spinning room, a dangerous place for boys."
Almost 100 years after Lewis Hine took this photo, Joe Manning has tracked down John's son James, who is only 59, and conducted a fascinating (as usual) interview
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