Millie, (about 7 years old) and Mary John (with baby) 8 years old. Both shuck oysters. This is Mary's second year, February 1911

Original Caption: Millie, (about 7 years old) and Mary John (with baby) 8 years old. Both shuck oysters. This is Mary's second year. She said, I shuck six pots if I don't got the baby; two pots if I got him. (Many of the little too young to work all the time, tend baby when not working.) Bayou La Batre, Ala, February 1911

 

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 102-LH-2001

 

Photographer: Hine, Lewis

 

 

Subjects:

Child Labor

National Child Labor Committee

Working Conditions

Factory

 

 

Persistent URL: research.archives.gov/description/523404

 

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Taken in February 1911