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Leaders of the Knights of Labor
Leaders of the Knights of Labor
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Nepalese porters resting
Nepalese porters resting
A Nepalese man is resting his load on one of the many resting platforms built along the walking trails in the mountains of Nepal. Resting platforms are important feature of mountain life. Many people provide labor and material to build these platforms as a...
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The Pullman Strike
The Pullman Strike
Pullman strikers outside Arcade Building in Pullman, Chicago. This Illinois National Guard can be seen guarding the building during the Pullman Railroad Strike in 1894.
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Buffaloes at the water collection tank
Buffaloes at the water collection tank
Buffalo wallow in a hillside tank while three young children look after them. Water is a very precious resource in the mountains and people harvest it by building collection tanks such as this one. These tanks are often community-owned and villagers contribute...
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The Homestead Strike
The Homestead Strike
The Carnegie Steel Works, showing the shield used by the strikers when firing the cannon and watching the Pinkerton men during the Homestead strike.
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Georgia rice field workers
Georgia rice field workers
19th-century image of four Georgia rice field workers.
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Rice Harvest
Rice Harvest
Men and women, young and old are involved in harvesting rice. Harvesting is done with human labor. Rice is grown on 1.5 million hectares across Nepal yielding 2.6 tons per hectare, which is the lowest rice yield of any country in southern Asia. Advances in...
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Nepalese men roofing a house
Nepalese men roofing a house
Two men are laying a stone roof on a house at Chandrakot, a village in western Nepal. The houses have stone walls and are flanked by bamboo on the left and a big bough of peepal tree on the right. In front is a small rooster. Mountain houses are typically...
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Sarah Crutcher, 12-year-old girl herding cattle
Sarah Crutcher, 12-year-old girl herding cattle
Twelve year old Sarah Crutcher sits astride a horse and herds cattle for her father, S.O. Crutcher, in Lawton, Oklahoma. The photographer wrote, "She was out of school (#49 Comanche County) only 2 weeks this year and that was to herd 100 head of cattle for...
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Doffers in Trenton Mills, Gastonia, N.C.
Doffers in Trenton Mills, Gastonia, N.C.
Four young boys called doffers can be seen pushing bins full of bobbins of thread through a textile mill in this photograph taken in 1908. Doffers replaced the full bobbins with empty ones in the spinning area of the mill. The sepia photograph shows the spinning...
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Herschel Bonham cultivating peas on a farm
Herschel Bonham cultivating peas on a farm
Herschel Bonham, wearing a long sleeved shirt and overalls, can be seen plowing behind a light colored horse in this photograph from Lawton, Oklahoma in the spring of 1917. He is cultivating peas on a farm. The photographer wrote that the eleven-year-old boy...
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One of the smallest doffers at Cherryville Manufacturing Company
One of the smallest doffers at Cherryville Manufacturing Company
One of the smallest children, a doffer, at the Cherryville Manufacturing Company can be seen in this photograph. He is wearing shorts and is barefoot and appears to be polishing a wooden stand which holds some of the spinning machinery. A young girl wearing...
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Nannie Coleson, looper, at a textile mill in Scotland, Neck, N.C.
Nannie Coleson, looper, at a textile mill in Scotland, Neck, N.C.
Eleven year old Nannie Colson can be seen working as a looper at the Crescent Hosiery Mill in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. Sitting in a chair in front of a hosiery machine, she is absorbed in her work. She is so short that she is at eye-level with the machine....
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Two young spinners in Catawba Cotton Mills.
Two young spinners in Catawba Cotton Mills.
In this sepia photograph taken in December of 1908, a young girl with her hair pulled back is seen standing at a spinning machine in a textile mill.There is cotton lint on the wooden floor boards under the machines. Two women can be seen working at the spinning...
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Jewish prisoners at Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Jewish prisoners at Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Jewish prisoners, used as slave labor during World War II, lie on four-tiered bunks with their food bowls in this photograph taken by Private H. Miller of the United States Army. The prisoners were found sick and starving when they were liberated from Buchenwald...
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Charlie and Ollie Allen, child laborers
Charlie and Ollie Allen, child laborers
Charlie and Ollie Allen had been working at the Harriet Cotton Mills for two years when this picture of them was taken. They are standing in front of their clapboard home while a younger child stands on the porch above them. There is trash in the yard and...
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Doffers in Cherryville Manufacturing Company, N.C.
Doffers in Cherryville Manufacturing Company, N.C.
Three young boys called doffers stand in front of a spinning machine in the Cherryville Manufacturing Company. Doffers took bobbins full of thread off the machines and replaced them with empty bobbins. In this sepia photograph, the boy closest to the photographer...
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Ivey Mill Company, Hickory, N.C: Some doffers and Sweepers
Ivey Mill Company, Hickory, N.C:  Some doffers and Sweepers
Seven young boys pose for the photographer in the Ivy Mill Company, a textile mill in Hickory, N.C. Most of the boys, ranging in age and height, are wearing short pants with suspenders and long, dark stockings. The tall boy in the middle of the group has cotton...
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Boys playing a game of marbles
Boys playing a game of marbles
A group of boys, all mill workers, watch while another, wearing a light colored tie, crouches down and shoots a marble during a game in Salisbury, North Carolina. The boy shooting the marbles is Henry Dedman, a warper at the mill and has been working there...
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Little girls work in the interior of a tobacco shed
Little girls work in the interior of a tobacco shed
Child laborers were hired for many types of jobs. In this photograph, little girls, ages eight, nine, and ten work in a tobacco barn. Sunlight is streaming in through large cracks between the wooden planks of the walls. They are standing in back of wooden...
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