You never know what interesting photographs you might run across while doing research. Below are some pictures taken by Paul Carter, a Resettlement Administration employee in 1936 while his was visiting Freeport, Maine. The man in the photographs must have been quite a character and very inventive. I’d love to know more about him. The hermit […]
[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 following photographs. Instead of attending school, children were often forced to work by their parents […]