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    Early 20th Century Child Laborers

    Between 1908 and 1924, Lewis Wickes Hine photographed children for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), a reform-minded organization which sought to document children's work environments. Ultimately, Hine's photographs helped bring about stricter labor laws. Here are 25 images from this project.

    1. Boys at Lehr Glass Works in West Virginia

    2. 13 year old embroiderer in New Jersey

    3. Greek bootblacks in Indianapolis

    4. 16 year old boy working the night shift in Indiana

    5. 13 and 14 year old berry carriers in Delaware

    6. Young children stringing tobacco in Connecticut

    7. 10 and 12 year old mill spinners in North Carolina

    8. Boy holding a door open in a mine

    9. Girls running a warping machine in North Carolina

    10. Boys working on a tobacco farm in Kentucky

    11. Miner boy on his way home from work

    12. Women and girls in New York City sweatshop

    13. Young farm workers in the Arnao family

    14. Family of itinerant cotton pickers in Oklahoma

    15. Boys cutting sardines in Maine

    16. 8 year old Maine cannery worker with injured finger

    17. Sweeper with broken wrist

    18. 8 year old girl running home with injury

    19. Boy sweeper in front of carding machines, Indiana

    20. Mill housing conditions in Providence, Rhode Island

    21. Newsies waiting for the evening paper distribution

    22. 4 and 5 year old girls picking cotton in Texas

    23. Boy operating boring machine

    24. Young boy working in a mule-spinning room

    25. 3 year old girl and two boys hulling berries