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All work in Delta Cotton Mills, McComb, Miss. Smallest boy, a band boy, Johnnie Mathews, apparently only ten or eleven, but his mother assured me he is nearly fourteen, which is very doubtful. Been working one year. Couldn't write his name. Next to him is Charlie Davis, a sweeper, seemed to be eleven, but mother told me twelve. Has been working a long time. Father and two brothers in the mill. They own their home. Other boys working there: Arthur Littleton, Harvey Green, Lee Kelley. Location: McComb, Mississippi

All work in Delta Cotton Mills, McComb, Miss. Smallest boy, a band boy, Johnnie Mathews, apparently only ten or eleven, but his mother assured me he is nearly fourteen, which is very doubtful. Been working one year. Couldn't write his name. Next to him is Charlie Davis, a sweeper, seemed to be eleven, but mother told me twelve. Has been working a long time. Father and two brothers in the mill. They own their home. Other boys working there: Arthur Littleton, Harvey Green, Lee Kelley. Location: McComb, Mississippi

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description

Summary

Title from NCLC caption card.
Attribution to Hine based on provenance.
In album: Mills.
Hine no. 2088.
Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
General information about the National Child Labor Committee collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.nclc
Forms part of: National Child Labor Committee collection.

date_range

Date

01/01/1911
place

Location

mccomb
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Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on publication. For information see: "National Child Labor Committee (Lewis Hine photographs)," https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/res.097.hine

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