20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century

Miners in Pittston, PA-Child Labourers-


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Nowadays, the working conditions in the developed countries are very different from that of twentieth century. In addition to that, the child labour was also subjected to these painful working conditions. Lewis has compiled these series of shocking photographs showing the conditions of the low paid child labourers. 

These images compiled by Lewis Hine show that the fears of many kids at the time were quite different from the fears like going to school or laziness in doing homework. The dangers of injury when using unsafe machinery or harmful chemical fumes was part of their daily worries.

1. Miners in Pittston, PA

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Miners in Pittston, PA-Child Labourers-

2. Miner children in Bessie, Alabama

Miner children in Bessie, Alabama-Child labour USA-

3. 11 year old girl working at Crescent Hosiery Mill

 11 year old girl working at Crescent Hosiery Mill-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-2

4. Cigar manufacturers of Englahardt & Co., Tampa, Florida

 Cigar manufacturers of Englahardt & Co., Tampa, Florida-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-3

5. Near a train station, stealing coal in Boston, Massachusetts

Near a train station, stealing coal in Boston, Massachusetts-USA children-

6. Porter for trucks at a mine in West Virginia

Porter for trucks at a mine in West Virginia-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-1

7. Child labour in a mine in Pittston, PA

Child labour in a mine in Pittston, PA-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-4

8. 4 and 6 years old boys cleaning tobacco leaves in Kentucky

4 and 6 years old boys cleaning tobacco leaves in Kentucky-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-5

9. Boys in the textile, Bibb Mill

Boys in the textile, Bibb Mill-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-8

10. Boys doing cleaning in Lancaster, South Carolina

Boys doing cleaning in Lancaster, South Carolina-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-7

11. Newsboys in Jersey City, New Jersey

Newsboys in Jersey City, New Jersey-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-6

12. Minors in Lancaster, Pittston, Pennsylvania

 Minors in Lancaster, Pittston, Pennsylvania-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-9

13. Loggers in Dillon, South Carolina

Loggers in Dillon, South Carolina-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-10

14. Lunch break in River Fall, Massachusetts

Lunch break in River Fall, Massachusetts-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-11

15. A child injured on job in the River Fall, Massachusetts

A child injured on job in the River Fall, Massachusetts-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-12

16. Daughter of a foreman in Hickory, North Carolina

Daughter of a foreman in Hickory, North Carolina-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-13

17. 5 year old child who picks shrimp in Biloxi, Mississippi

5 year old child who picks shrimp in Biloxi, Mississippi-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-14

18. A child Wounded by his own mower

A child Wounded by his own mower-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-17

19. Employees in a can factory in Eastport, Maine

 Employees in a can factory in Eastport, Maine-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-15

20. Cotton picker Potawotamie County, Oklahoma

Cotton picker Potawotamie County, Oklahoma-20 Photographs Showing The Child Labor Conditions In Early Twentieth Century-16

These pictures have truly shocked us. They remind us that today, although prohibited in most countries of the world, child labor is still practiced in some developing countries. These working conditions are unfortunately still prevalent and deprive children of their youth. Do you think this series of photographs can serve the cause of child protection?

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