Lewis Wickes Hine's child labor photographs from the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
“Dangerous work. Charlie McBride. This twelve-year-old boy has a steady job with the Miller & Vidor Lumber Company. He takes slabs out of the chute which has a moving endless chain to carry the wood up the chute. He passes the slabs onto other boy who saws them on an unguarded circular saw. Charlie runs the saw himself whenever he gets the chance. He is exposed not only to the above dangers, but to the weather. No roof even. Has been here for some months. ‘Get four bits a day.’ (fifty cents) Works ten hours.” — from Hine's field notes, 1913
All artworks from the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.
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