Rhodes Mfg. Co. Spinner. A moments glimpse of the outer world. Said she was 11 years old. Been working over a year. Lincolnton, N.C., 11/11/1908

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    Original Caption: "Rhodes Mfg. Co. Spinner. A moments glimpse of the outer world. Said she was 11 years old. Been working over a year. Lincolnton, N.C., 11/11/1908

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    U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 102-LH-249

    From:: Series: National Child Labor Committee Photographs taken by Lewis Hine, compiled ca. 1912 - ca. 1912, documenting the period 1908 - 1912

    Created By:: Department of Commerce and Labor. Children's Bureau. (1912 - 1913)

    Production Date: 11/11/1908

    Photographer: Hine, Lewis Wickes

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    Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

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    1. gavinvz 41 months ago | reply

      She was building a better future for the next generation.

    2. admjhnke 41 months ago | reply

      quite the burden to bear as an 11 year old.

    3. tohu777 41 months ago | reply

      When you see the kids in these century-old photos, and reflect on the fact that the subjects lived their lives - no matter how long they lived - and are gone, you're made to wonder about all that happened in the intervening years...

      And just think: her great-grandchildren (if indeed she had children; if indeed she lived through the later flu pandemic circa 1918; or survived polio, or measles...) could be browsing through the images in flickr, unaware that she's pictured here, looking out that window at god-knows what sort of miserable industrial vista...

    4. thethirdcell 38 months ago | reply

      This should be the poster child for the Republican Party as they and their cohorts, the Tea Party wage a campaign against the American worker and Unions!

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