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Remarkable Photos of Child Labor During the Industrial Revolution

20 photographies édifiantes sur les conditions de travail des enfants au début du XXème siècle


Lancashire Cotton Mill Worker Photographic Print -

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John Spencer Ltd Cotton Mill in Burnley. Nicholas Higgins comes from this mill town in Lancashire.


Don't they look mischievous! This photograph shows a group of young girls that work in a cotton mill. The picture was taken in about 1909 in Georgia. Work in a cotton mill would have amounted to little more than a sweatshop at this time. It is amazing how several of these girls manage a smile for the camera.


Shawls and clogs, good humour and good neighbourliness. This group of Lancashire mill girls typifies the spirit of the cotton mills. Undated


Men, women, and young children worked in the cotton mills in Lancashire, England weaving cloth from morning to night. Many died at a young age from working in these dirty, noisy, and dangerous conditions.

from Today in Labor History

September 15, 1845

September 15, 1845: Earlier in the year, 5,000 women cotton mill workers in and around Pittsburgh go on strike for a 10-hour day and an end to child labor. Months into the strike, hundreds marched on the Blackstock Mill, one of the largest in the area. The women broke down the factory's gates and forcibly expelled the scabs, while the men who accompanied them kept the police at bay.


wow. I just couldn't stop looking at this picture. These are hard working women from a cotton mill in the year 1909.