Child Labor - Dangerous Equipment

Child Labor-Dangerous Equipment

Even children from more well-to-do families worked as child laborers during the early 20th century. 

In this photo, by Lewis Hine, we see a ten-year-old  boy working with a  beet-topping knife featuring a dangerous hook at the top.

Click on the image - Hine photo 4033 - for an enlarged view.

Media Credits

Lewis Hine photo, online courtesy Library of Congress.

The LOC provides additional detail about this photograph, including a description by Lewis Hine:


This shows a typical beet-topping knife, with the dangerous hook on the end that is used to pick up the beet.  This is the ten-year-old Walker boy ... belonging to a well-to-do family, but kept out of school to work.  Location:  Sterling [vicinity], Colorado / Photo by Hine, Oct. 1915.

Creator(s):  Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer

Date Created/Published:  1915, October.

Medium: 1 photographic print.

Reproduction Number:  LC-DIG-nclc-00356 (color digital file from b&w original print)

Call Number: LOT 7475, v. 2, no. 4033 [P&P]

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