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Rose Sarosa, Room 42, 62 Main St., Buffalo, N.Y. 13 years old last summer. Sarah, 9 years old last summer. Jo, 6 years old last summer. Worked in Albion Canning Factory on beans and tomatoes. When they worked all day, the three earned $1.50, paid 8 cents an hour for all time, including over time. Rosa and Sarah worked up to 10 P.M. sometimes last summer (a poor one) other years until midnight. Rosa worked in factory. Sarah and Jo in sheds part of the time. Went out to Albion last of May and came back middle of November, losing nearly 15 weeks of school time. Location: Buffalo, New York (State)

By photographer. 1874-1940 Lewis Wickes Hine


Title from NCLC caption card.Attribution to Hine based on provenance.In album: Canneries.Hine no. 1325

Topics: Children., Child laborers., Food industry., School attendance., Hours of labor., Wages.
Year: 1910
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