February 1910. Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, Vermont. Girls in mill say she is ten years. She admitted to me she was twelve; that she started during school vacation and would "stay." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.
White Christmas // Directed by Michael Curtiz Produced by Robert Emmett Dolan Written by Norman Krasna Norman Panama Melvin Frank Starring Bing Crosby Danny Kaye Rosemary Clooney Vera-Ellen Dean Jagger Mary Wickes Music by Irving Berlin Cinematography Loyal Griggs Editing by Frank Bracht Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date(s) October 14, 1954
November 1908. Cotton mill workers at Daniel Manufacturing Co. in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Four doffers. Boy on left end (knee pants) said he had worked in the mills for seven years and some nights. At nights they work 12 hours, without any hour off for lunch. Eat when they can. Some of them "eat a-workin'."