February 1912. Port Royal, South Carolina. "Nine [?] of these children from 8 yrs. old up go to school half a day, and shuck oysters for four hours before school and three hours after on school days, and on Saturday from 4 a.m. to early afternoon. Maggioni Canning Co." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.
Avoid bouts of claustrophobia by giving a shower an airy appeal. Here, a wainscot tile job continues to the shower and stops short to squeeze in a glass shower door. The glass enclosure allows for more admiration for a band of mosaic tile work. | Photo: Jason Varney
The photographs that shamed America: Harrowing images of child labourers that show children as young as three forced to do back-breaking work in fields, factories and mines
The late 19th – early 20th century industrial revolution in the U.S. was nasty and quite short for many very young working kids – childhood, who needs childhood? These are the faces of the deregulated economy many in the U.S. Congress and elsewhere around the world long for. What say you?