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
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.
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Forms part of: National Child Labor Committee collection.