Monday, April 2, 2012

100 Years Ago



A family, above, makes legs for Campbell's Kids dolls. Lewis Hine's photograph bore this caption:

"5 P.M. Making dolls legs for Campbell Kids. Cattena family, 71 Sullivan St., 5[th] floor front. As soon as the photo was taken, Rose carried the box full of finished legs to the Aetna Doll and Toy Co, (whose name was on the box). Tessie, (on the right) lives down stairs and does this work there. Was helping here. Rose is 14 yrs. old. Lena, (deformed), is 12, Nettie, 9 yrs. old is very deft. They all work after school and often until 10 P.M. Location: New York, New York (State)"

Below, children playing with Campbell's Kids dolls.

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