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A group of berry pickers from Philadelphia on Giles Farm,...

A group of berry pickers from Philadelphia on Giles Farm, Seaford Del. The children came before school vacation. They are now ready to leave Seaford and go to Riverton, N.J. to continue picking. Working yesterday from 6 A.M. to 3 P.M. They are all Italians. The boy who is smoking is confined in a Truant School of Philadelphia. He smokes 15 ciagarettes [i.e., cigarettes] a day. Sold papers in Philadelphia for some time. Location: Seaford, Delaware.
1 photographic print.
  • Title from NCLC caption card.
  • Attribution to Hine based on provenance.
  • In album: Agriculture.
  • Hine no. 1579.
  • National Child Labor Committee Collection
  • Children.
  • Italian Americans.
  • Migrant agricultural laborers.
  • Berry pickers.
  • Hours of labor.
  • School attendance.
  • Smoking.
  • United States--Delaware--Seaford.
  • Photographic prints.
Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.)
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
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