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Forced Labor

Climbing boy. Usually bought from the workhouse as an apprentice

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victorian poor fashion | Children Chimney Sweeps In Victorian Times - reviews and photos.

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What does a $14 shirt really cost? Pretty, clever and right to the point.

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The village 'bobby'. London's reorganized police force went on duty in 1829. British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel introduced the legislation establishing the new police force, hence the popular nickname for London police, "bobbies" or "Peelers". We always used to see the Bobby on his bike when I was young.

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A jump into the Thames - training for policemen, 1920 (London)

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City of London bobby circa 1910

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These Congolese men are holding hands of their dismembered children who couldn't gather enough rubber to enrich the King Leopold and his Belgium courtiers.

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German prisoners of war in Moscow (1944) Approximately 3 million German prisoners of war were captured by the USSR during WWII, most of them during the great advances of the Red Army in the last year of the war. The POW were employed as forced labor in the USSR wartime economy and post war reconstruction. By 1950 almost all had been released, in 1956 the last surviving German POW returned home from the USSR

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"The poet's labor is to struggle with the meaninglessness and silence of the world until he can force it to mean; until he can make the silence answer and the Non-being be." ~ Rollo May

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History ~ Krakow, Poland, Forced Labor, Jews Sweeping the Streets

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