Can you guess her name? Born in a fishing village in the West Indies, she lived in bare, dingy rooms over a sugar refinery. She was not good looking and she had bad teeth and two half-grown children, and was deep in debt and one step above the sheriff when she first met one of […]
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Things that go bump in the night by Inez McCollum “Things that go bump in the night” is a much used term from a now infamous trial. That was a new expression to me; but I have found it to describe several events in my life. When soft drink makers changed from deposit bottles to […]
[Amazing pics from 1900s] Can you imagine your 5-year-old child doing this on the streets in Washington D. C?
It is hard to believe that children as young as five were allowed to roam the streets of Washington D. C. and help sell newspapers. The young boy in the photograph below could not even talk well. This is why child labor laws are so important. The photographs below were taken by Lewis Wickes Hine to […]