Vance, a Trapper Boy, 15-years-old. Has trapped for several years in a West Va. Coal mine. $.75 a day for 10 hours work. All he does is to open and shut this door: most of the time he sits here idle, waiting for the cars to come.
Pin boys in Les Miserables Alleys. Frank Jarose, 11, said he made $3.72 one week. Joseph Philip, 11, works until midnight every week night; said he made $2.25 one week and $1.75 another week. Willie Payton, 11, made over $2 one week, works there every night until midnight.
Little Fannie, 7-years-old, 48 inches high, helps sister in Elk Mills. Her sister (in photo) said, "Yes, she helps me right smart. Not all day but all she can. Yes, she started with me at six this mornin'." These two belong to a family of 19 children.
Interior of tobacco shed, Hawthorn Farm. Girls in foreground are 8-, 9-, and 10-years-old. The 10-year-old makes 50 cents a day. 12 workers on this farm are 8- to 14-years-old, and about 15 are over 15-years-old.
Four-year-old Mary, who shucks two pots of oysters a day at Dunbar. The boss said that next year Mary will work steady as the rest of them. The mother is the fastest shucker in the place. Earns $1.50 a day. Works part of the time with her sick baby in her arms. Father works on the dock.