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Eagle and Phoenix Mill. "Dinner-toters" waiting for the gate to open. ... Location: Columbus, Georgia (LOC)

Hine, Lewis Wickes,, 1874-1940,, photographer.


Eagle and Phoenix Mill. "Dinner-toters" waiting for the gate to open. This is carried on more in Columbus than in any other city I know, and by smaller children. (See photos.) Many of them are paid by the week for doing it, and carry, sometimes ten or more a day. They go around in the mill, often help tend to the machines, which often run at noon, and so learn the work. A teacher told me the mothers expect the children to learn this way, long before they are of proper age. (See also Vaughn's [?] Georgia Report, April, 1913.) Location: Columbus, Georgia.


1913 April.


1 photographic print.



Title from NCLC caption card.

Attribution to Hine based on provenance.

In album: Mills.

Hine no. 3444.







United States--Georgia--Columbus.


Format: Photographic prints.

Glass negatives.


Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,


Part Of: Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.) 2004667950


General information about the Lewis Hine child labor photos is available at


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Call Number: LOT 7479, v. 6, no. 3444


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Taken circa 1910