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Child labor in North Carolina's textile mills

Children at work

Lewis Hine, photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, recorded the lives and work of hundreds of children in the first decades of the twentieth century. Hine photographed these boys in Hickory, North Carolina, where they worked for the Ivey Mill Company. (Except where noted, the photographs in this slideshow were taken in North Carolina.)

Lewis Wickes Hine, photographer. From the records of the United States National Child Labor Committee.

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