Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/9/2012

The sacrifice of innocents: Haunting images from 1911 show workers who lied about their ages to keep their families from starving… as they made toys for other children

Youngsters today may lie about their ages to sneak into movies or bars, but a century ago, the fibbing stakes were considerably higher – as children routinely lied to keep their families above the poverty line.

Haunting images taken at mills in Winchendon, Massachusetts in 1911 capture the faces of children as young as eight as they illegally endured unsafe conditions, long hours and poor pay to keep their families from starving. for more click here

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