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

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    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, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    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 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.nclc

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/nclc.02825

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

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    1. artolog 20 months ago | reply

      The Eagle and Phenix Mill in Columbus, Georgia, was once the largest textile mill in the country. Now it's remodeled for condominiums with "unsurpassed urban living in thriving downtown Columbus". Hopefully, the delivery people serving the new residents are older than this little guy.


    2. Posteriormente [deleted] 20 months ago | reply

      Fortunatelly the world has changed for better!

    3. swanq 20 months ago | reply

      is what looks like a class paper on the topic of "dinner-toters" based on Hine's photos. www.jstor.org/stable/1011879 is a 1911 piece by another National Child Labor Committee activist.
      The Dinner Toter. Charles L. Coon. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science , Vol. 38, Supplement: Uniform Child Labor Laws (Jul., 1911), pp. 85-89

    4. artolog 20 months ago | reply

      Great links, thanks.

    5. Raccoon Photo 19 months ago | reply

      Wow, amazing photograph. Very troubling.

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