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A slum in India. Thousands of children are orphaned and left homeless on the streets. These children have to fend for themselves and relinquish their rights to a pleasant childhood.

A slum in India. Thousands of children are orphaned and left homeless on the streets. These children have to fend for themselves and relinquish their rights to a pleasant childhood. Dark side of India

5 yr old after day's work that began at 5 AM, was tired and refused to be photographed, the mother said, 'Oh, She's ugly,' said picking shrimp was very hard on the fingers, Biloxi, MS, by Lewis Wickes Hine 1911

Five Year Old Shrimp Picker Biloxi, Mississippi by Lewis Wickes Hine - after a day's work that began at she was tired and refusing to be photographed. It was very hard on the fingers. Her mother said, "Oh, she's ugly.

British Paintings: Childhood And Child Labour In The British Industrial Revolution

Britain's child slaves: They started at lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. - Childhood and Child Labour in The British Industrial Revolution by Professor Jane Humphries

African slaves were very expensive (50 Sterling).  Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland,  or forcibly removed.  They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime.  Many times they were beat to death and while the death of an Irish slave was a monetary setback, it was far cheaper than the death of an expensive African.  African slaves were treated much better in Colonial America.

African slaves were very expensive Sterling). Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland, or forcibly removed. They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime. Many ti

Carrie, a 7-year-old oyster shucker at Pass Packing Co., going home at 5 pm after a day beginning at 4 am, and spent shucking oysters and tending the baby. Pass Christian, Mississippi, 1911

Carrie a oyster shucker at Pass Packing Co. going home at 5 pm after a day beginning at 4 am and spent shucking oysters and tending the baby. Pass Christian Mississippi 1911 x

“Street Arabs” (the  Victorian Term Used for Homeless/Poor London Children)  Spitalfields c.1890

"Sherlock Holmes used a rabble of "dirty and ragged little street-Arabs" for his unofficial information and errand force, the Baker Street Irregulars." - (HHH -- “Street Arabs” (the Victorian Term Used for Homeless/Poor London Children) Spitalfields

Viet Cong Child Soldiers.     With all the talk about liberty and equality the Viet Cong seldom mentioned that when things got hard and manpower was difficult to come by they would draft young children as guerrillas. These boys were enticed with promises of adventure and hundreds of such children were killed in battle. They are members of the Dong Rai Regiment (K-3). In 1968, the South Vietnamese held more than 1000 Communist guerrilla prisoners between the ages of 11 and 17.

They are members of the Dong Rai Regiment In the South Vietnamese held more than 1000 Communist guerrilla prisoners between the ages of 11 and

London, Match Seller, Greenwich 1884

Match Seller, Greenwich London victorian era london was a very harsh environment for young children living in poverty

Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures

Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures

Spitalfields Nippers: Annie, seven, and one-year-old Nellie, sit sad and hungry on sacking outside their house in Spitalfields. They were among ten children born to single mother Annie Daniels. Five of their siblings died in childhood

ONE OF THE PITTSBURGH STEEL MILLS!~  HOW DARK, DREARY, AND DANGEROUS. THEY PAID WELL, BUT TOO DANGEROUS FOR ME!  AND THE TEMPERATURES WERE UNREAL!

As my novel "Hometown News" demonstrates, the Rust Belt wasn't all big cities. A mill like this could keep an entire town employed.

A group of sweepers in the spinning room of Glenallen Mill in Massachusetts. 1911

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

1911 Group of sweepers and doffers in the filling spinning room of Glenallen Mill. The boys were smuggled out of the back window during hours by second hand. All work. Smallest boy is Francis Pagnette.

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