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Industrial Revolution

Picking Bobbins

"Leo, 48 inches high, 8 years old. Picks up bobbins at 15 cents a day in Elk Cotton Mills. He said, "'No, I don't help me sister or mother, just myself.'" Fayetteville, Tennessee.
LC-DIG-nclc-01892 [1910] Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.


This section not only focuses on child labor but also includes problems that affected women and men.

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