Tag: 1910’s

This bombing 101 years ago today is probably the first film of domestic terrorism in the United States!

Dramatic video of an bombing in San Francisco in 1916 – minutes after it occurred. The Preparedness Day Bombing took place in San Francisco, California on July 22, 1916, when the city held a parade in honor of Preparedness Day, … Read More

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Farming in Clark County, Kentucky in 1916 required the help of the whole family as can be seen in these remarkable photographs below – many have names of the families

Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States. … Read More

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Eleven year old girl “They say I’m too little to work steady” – {photographs from 1911}

(It was a tough life for these children in 1911 in Danville, Virginia as these pictures reveal) Schoolfield Cotton Mill in Danville, Virginia had a few underage workers in June 1911 when these photographs were taken by photographer Lewis Wickes … Read More

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[vintage pictures] Can you imagine sending your eight-year old child to a cannery factory like this instead of school each morning?

These photographs below of young workers from the 1915s include names of children from New York, Mississippi and Maine who worked in the cannery industry. Canning was once an industry that hired young workers in America as seen by the … Read More

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