Wednesday, July 14, 2010

100 Years Ago In Missouri

Back at the start of the 20th century, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine traveled the country, capturing pictures of children at labor, documenting their circumstances. He took photographs from Boston to Louisiana, west to Los Angeles and hundreds of points in between. This particular shot was made a hundred years ago near the Big Bonanza Mine, in Aurora, Missouri, in 1910. The boys were shoveling zinc ore from the train car into a wagon. The two smallest boys attended school and worked on Saturdays, while the oldest boy worked every day.

1 comment:

Sweet Repose said...

My Mother was born in Hannibal Missouri...I remember driving through a creek to get to her sister's house. These kinfolk were real hillbillies...still are!