Edgar Kitchen, Child Labor 1916 Kentucky

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Edgar Kitchen, age 13, worked on a dairy farm (Bingham Brothers Dairy) 10 hrs a day, seven days a week (but half a day on Saturday), for $3.25/wk (about $81.00 in 2020) In the mornings, he drove the dairy wagon. In the afternoons, he worked on the farm.

He thought he would work all year and not go back to school.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Hine, Lewis Wickes, photographer
Date & Place: at Bingham Brothers Dairy, in Bowling Green, Kentucky USA
People:
Age: 13
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Updated Sep 04, 2020

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