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4 year old Mary, who shucks oysters. Tends the baby when not working, February 1911 | by The U.S. National Archives
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4 year old Mary, who shucks oysters. Tends the baby when not working, February 1911

Original Caption: 4 year old Mary, who shucks oysters, (two pots a day). Tends the baby when not working. The boss said that next year Mary will work steady as the rest of them. The mother is the fastest shucker in the place. Earns $1.50 a day. Works part of the time with her sick baby in her arms. Father works on the docks. Dunbar, La, February 1911

 

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 102-LH-2059

 

Photographer: Hine, Lewis

  

Subjects:

Child Labor

National Child Labor Committee

Working Conditions

Factory

  

Persistent URL: research.archives.gov/description/523418

 

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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Taken in February 1911