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Mother and three sons work on dresses for for Campbell Soup Kid dolls - New York, 1912

Making dresses for Campbell kids dolls in a dirty tenement. The older boy, about 12 years old, operates the machine when the mother is not using it. New York City, March 1912

"A moments glimpse of the outer world.  Said she was 10 years old. Been working over a year." North Carolina, Lewis Hine, 1908

PAST LIVES: 'A moments glimpse of the outer world. Said she was 10 years old. Photographed by Lewis Hine, 1908

February 1912. Port Royal, South Carolina. "Bertha, one of the six-year old shuckers at Maggioni Canning Company. Began work at 4 a.m." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. "Back in the day almost everyone worked long hours, with little rest or diversion. It was considered normal. I'm glad most of our children now have the luxury of enjoying life. Some of them, though, could stand the discipline and rigor of a little more responsibility. Perhaps a little less than what is pictured…

February 1912 - Port Royal, South Carolina: Bertha, one of the six-year old shuckers at Maggioni Canning Company. She begins work at 4 a. Photograph (glass negative) by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Dressmaker's Cottage

The secret to a well-dressed woman- Her seamstress, Mrs. Conte, working from her basement -from Mom's maternity clothes + 50 years. Conte lived to be Seamstress at Her Sewing Machine in Window Light by maclancy

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