Boys working in Bibb Cotton Mill No. 1, Macon, Ga....  family photo

Boys working in Bibb Cotton Mill No. 1, Macon, Ga....

Boys working in Bibb Cotton Mill No. 1, Macon, Ga. Smallest boy--Otto Sheldo--2 yrs. in mill. Next, Jack Bowman--4 yrs. in mill. Next, Clement Olford--5 years in mill gets .75 a day. Next, Lawnie Wil ... show more

Boys working in Bibb Cotton Mill No. 1, Macon, Ga. Smallest boy--Otto Sheldo--2 yrs. in mill. Next, Jack Bowman--4 yrs. in mill. Next, Clement Olford--5 years in mill gets .75 a day. Next, Lawnie Williams--8 years in mill, gets .65 a day. Next, Henny Potter--2 yrs in mill. Two boys on left hand end are country boys just beginning to work, get 50 cents a day Witness, S.R. Hine. Location: Macon, Georgia.
1 photographic print.
  • Title from NCLC caption card.
  • Attribution to Hine based on provenance.
  • In album: Mills.
  • Hine no. 0496.
  • Words "gets .75 a day," "gets .65 a day," and "work, get 50 cents a day" are underlined.
  • National Child Labor Committee Collection
  • Boys.
  • Textile mill workers.
  • Cotton industry.
  • United States--Georgia--Macon.
  • Photographic prints.
Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.)
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
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