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Lil Shuckers: 1912

Lil Shuckers: 1912

February 1912. Port Royal, South Carolina. "Nine [?] of these children from 8 yrs. old up go to school half a day, and shuck oysters for four hours before school and three hours after on school days, and on Saturday from 4 a.m. to early afternoon. Maggioni Canning Co." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

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"I hate taking pictures"

My favorite is the little boy in the back who is glaring at the camera. Kinda reminds me of my cousin on Easter.

Poor kids

Just imagine, between other things, attending school smelling like that.

Smiles

Even tho these kids worked really hard, there are still times for wonderful smiles from the three girls on the right. Beautiful.

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