Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Little Girl Named Mary Christmas



This photograph was made by Lewis Hine in 1911, documenting conditions for the National Child Labor Committee. The caption on the photograph reads: "Mary Christmas, nearly 4 years old. Picks cranberries sometimes. She is now picking up berries spilled at the barrels by Grandfather. Grandpa says, "I make her pick sometimes, yes." Location: Falmouth - Week's Bog, Massachusetts."

5 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely name for this time of year GW - and I suppose there is little harm in picking a few cranberries now and again.

Anonymous said...

What an interesting assortment of topics on this blog - looking forward to more.

Rachel Fenton said...

How ironic.

High Desert Diva said...

I like the way her head is tilted....

vicki archer said...

What an incredible photograph, so very evocative. Have a happy weekend, xv.