The Library will be closed today, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow when we reopen at 9:00.
Here's a look at some photos from before the time of labor laws. Courtesy Library of Congress National Child Labor Committee Collection:
Sweatshop of Mr. Goldstein 30 Suffolk St. Witness Mrs. L. Hosford. Location: New York, New York (1908).
Cigar Factory, Indianapolis Ind. Boys in foreground. Witness E. N. Clopper. L. W. H., Aug, 1908. Location: Indianapolis, Indiana.
Young Drivers and Trapper Boy, Brown Mine, Brown, W. Va. (Underground from 7 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.) Sept., 1908. Location: Brown, West Virginia.
Marion Flint Glass Co., Boys work here but the boss would not permit any photographing. Location: Marion, Indiana (1908).