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Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, 1866-1918, A. E. Seddon, A. H. Ulm, and Lewis Wickes Hine, 1874-1940
Child Labor in the Carolinas: [A]ccount of Investigations Made in the Cotton Mills of North and South Carolina, by Rev. A. E. Seddon, A. H. Ulm and Lewis W. Hine, under the Direction of the Southern Office of the National Child Labor Committee.
[New York]: [National Child Labor Committee], [1909].

No. 14.--ANOTHER NIGHT SHIFT.
Going to work at 6 o'clock on a cold, dark, December night. They came out at 6 o'clock in the morning, drenched by a cold rain. Two of the smaller girls, with three other sisters, support a big, lazy father, who complains that he is not well enough to work, the oldest of the sisters having been in the mill for seven years and the two youngest for two years each. Three smaller children at home will recruit the family purse soon. The two girls at the extreme left of the picture looked to be twelve years old. Both had been in the mill two years and one had worked six months and the other one year at night.

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  • Child labor--North Carolina--1900-1910.