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Switchboard operators. Photo by Lewis Hine, 1922

28 Amazing Vintage Photographs That Capture Telephone Switchboard Operators at Work from the Past

309 W. 146th Street. [...] and her seven year old daughter, Lorenza, embroidering ladies waists in their dirty kitchen-living room. Lorenza makes the stems of the flowers. Her mother said, "See how smart she is. I show her how and right away she makes them." "She is so little because she's been sick so much.["] She works after school. Father is out of a job. "They pay too cheap for lace." Said they make about $2.00 a week.

309 W.] and her seven year old daughter, Lorenza, embroidering ladies waists in their dirty kitchen-living room. NYC Photo by Lewis Hines, Library of Congress

Bertha, one of the six-year old shuckers. Began work at 4 A.M. Maggioni Canning Co. Location: Port Royal, South Carolina Feb 1912 Lewis Hine photo

Lewis Hine: Bertha, one of the six-year old shuckers. Began work at 4 A. Maggioni Canning Co, Port Royal, South Carolina, February 1912

Donald Mallick, ("Happy"), 203 King Street. 9 years of age, selling newspapers 5 years. Average earnings 35 cents a week. 1910, by Lewis W. Hine

Lewis Wickes Hines - Donald Happy Mallick, 9 years of age, has been selling newspapers 5 years.

Early Pictures: Immigrant Italian mother and child, Ellis Island, New York, Lewis Hine 1905

Lewis Hine Italian Madonna: Immigrant Mother and Child, Ellis Island, New York 1905

Tracking Down Lewis Hine’s Forgotten Child Laborers

Tracking Down Lewis Hine's Forgotten Child Laborers

From 1908 to Lewis Hine collected visual evidence of the nation's youngest workers. Hine described this young mill worker, Addie Card, as an "anemic little spinner." She was photographed in 1910 at the North Pownal Cotton Mill in Vermont.

Delivery Boy (Child Labor Archives - Lewis Hine)

Helper on miller’s wagon. 7 years of age. Helper for one year. Carries bags of flour, weighing 25 pounds, from wagon to stores. Receives 25 cents per week. Wilmington, Delaware Photo by Lewis W.

Evelyn “Jackie” Bross (left) and Catherine Barscz (right) at the Racine Avenue Police Station, Chicago, June 5, 1943 - arrested for cross-dressing via

Evelyn “Jackie” Bross and Catherine Barscz at the Racine Ave police station, Chicago. From the Chicago History Museum: Evelyn “Jackie” Bross (left) and Catherine Barscz (right) at the Racine.

This is Mr. Lewis Hine, the voice for child laborers and for the immigrants who were detained on Ellis Island.

Lewis Hine, the voice for child laborers and for the immigrants who were detained on Ellis Island.

eastmanhouse:  Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874-1940) Little mother in the steel district, Pittsburgh, 1909

eastmanhouse: “ Lewis W. Hine (American, Little mother in the steel district, Pittsburgh, gelatin silver print, Transfer from Photo League Lewis Hine Memorial Committee;

Lewis Hine: Indianapolis newsboy, 41 inches high, 1908 by trialsanderrors, via Flickr

Long before the 'Child workforce Act' was enacted."A Little Shaver, Indianapolis Newsboy, 41 inches high. Said he was 6 years old., by Lewis Wickes Hine

A little girl needs a box to reach the machine for her job as a knitter at a factory in Loudon, Tennessee in 1908

The little hands that built America: Pictures of child workers in mills, cotton fields and on city streets before revolutionary labor laws came to pass

This little girl is so small she has to stand on a box to reach her machine. She is regularly employed as a knitter in Loudon Hosiery Mills, Loudon, Tennessee, Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine (Oshkosh, 26 settembre 1874 – 3 novembre

The Flower Factory: 1917

"Margaret Ciampa, 14 yrs old, finishing flowers at Boston Floral Supply Co. Said to be the only artificial flower factory in Massachusetts.

Little girls tend newspaper stand, Canal St. New York, New York, 1910

yesterdaysprint: “ Little girls tend newspaper stand, Canal St. New York, New York, 1910 ”

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