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Working Boys: 1910

Working Boys: 1910

May 1910. St. Louis, Mo. "Two boys working in Inland Type Foundry, 12th & Locust. Work 9 to 10 hours a day. Noon." Photo by Lewis Hine. View full size.

 

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Type A kids

They may work long hours, but they sure do look well-dressed and in fine shape. I wonder what they went on to do in life.

ABC

My grandfather was a letterpress "foundry boy." His job was to take all the little letters and put them in wooden boxes. A's in this box, B's in that box, etc. He said it was easy but monotonous.

Details

Scruffy but stylish.

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