Child Berry Picker This is a great image of a child Cranberry picker. It was taken in 1938 in a Cranberry bog in New Jersey. to look at these pictures from the and see very young children doing an adult's work to try and help support the family
Lillie Robertson, a young spinner in Century Cotton Mills, South Boston, Va. Runs four sides. Sister Mamie (with cup) helps her and is ten years old. Father works in wagon factory. Cotton Mills work is slack.
Shared comment: Victorian match girls 1888 worked in terrible conditions, 14 hours a day for very little wages. Phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of skin and phossy jaw, a type of facial bone cancer.