Child Labor - Glassworks

Child Labor-Glassworks

In addition to mines, which employed many children, other industries - both in Europe and America - used child labor even into the 20th century.

Lewis Hine, employed to investigate the extent of child labor in the U.S. for the National Child Labor Committee, took this photograph of boys working in a glassworks plant at Wheeling, West Virginia.

Click on the image - Hine photo 0176 - for a better view.

Media Credits

Lewis Hine photo, online courtesy Library of Congress.

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


Central Glass Company, Wheeling, W. Va.  Dozens of small boys here.  Location:  Wheeling, West Virginia.

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

Date Created/Published: 1908 October.

Medium: 1 photographic print.

1 negative:  glass;  5 x 7 in.

Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-nclc-01193 (color digital file from b&w original print) 

LC-DIG-nclc-05365 (b&w digital file from original glass negative) 

LC-USZ62-20501 (b&w film copy negative)

Call Number: LOT 7478, no. 0176 [P&P] LC-H5- 176


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