Before Child Labor Laws Kids Worked For A Dollar A Day

03 Jan, 2017 | category - Others | 23 photos | 611 visits

In 1908, sociologist and photographer Lewis Hine traveled to the town of Eastport, ME after he was hired by the US National Committee of Child Labour, to explore the difficult conditions in which children work. There he found children working grueling shifts for $1 a day in a sardine canning factory. Eventually child labor was banned and the last sardine canning plant was shut down in 2010.

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