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2 images with subject Children--North Carolina--Lincolnton--1900-1910.

  • No. 10.--DANIEL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LINCOLNTON, N. C. Six years old. Stays all day in the mill where his mother and sister work. Is beginning to "help" a little and will probably soon be regularly at work, though his name may not appear on the payroll. No. 11.--GASTONIA, N. C. Boy on right of picture is ten years old. Has worked three years in the mill, though in school part of the time. Boy on left said he was twelve years old. Has worked in the mill two years and at night nine months. Work below the age of twelve years in factories, even as apprentices, is illegal. Work at night is illegal before the fourteenth birthday. From Child Labor in the Carolinas: [A]ccount of Investigations Made in the Cotton Mills of North and South Carolina, by Rev. A. E. Seddon, A. H. Ulm and Lewis W. Hine, under the Direction of the Southern Office of the National Child Labor Committee.


  • No. 7. KESSLER MANUFACTURING CO. SALISBURY N. C. Superintendent Mason (only man in the picture) consented to taking photograph on condition that "things must be represented as they were." Here they are! No. 8. LORAY MILL, GASTONIA, N.C. Closing hour after twelve-hour day. One of the smallest boys said he had been in the mill two or three years. He is now twelve years old. No. 9. WAMPUM MANUFACTURING CO. LINCOLNTON, N. C. Photograph taken at noon hour. Investigator not allowed to take pictures inside the mill. From Child Labor in the Carolinas: [A]ccount of Investigations Made in the Cotton Mills of North and South Carolina, by Rev. A. E. Seddon, A. H. Ulm and Lewis W. Hine, under the Direction of the Southern Office of the National Child Labor Committee.