Left: A young boy smokes a cigar while he waits for work at a cigar manufacturer in Tampa, Florida, in 1909. Right: A young girl grasps a handful of shrimp while working at a shrimping dock during the 1900s.
In Gary, West Virginia, a boy applies the brakes on a motor train, 1908. He performs this task for about 10 hours a day.
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Three young boys wait for a shipment of zinc ore to shovel at a mine near Aurora, Missouri, circa 1910.
Richard Pierce, a messenger at the Western Union on 723 Walnut Street in Wilmington, Delaware, in May 1910.
Boys are seen working the spindle at a Georgia cotton mill, circa 1900.