Dinner-Toter Waiting for Gate to Open at Eagle and Phoenix Mill by Lewis Hine

Title:Dinner-Toter Waiting for Gate to Open at Eagle and Phoenix Mill
Artist:Lewis Hine
Owner:Library of Congress
Country of Origin:United States of America
Date of Creation:1913 AD
Tags:Photographs Portraits Georgia
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Eagle and Phoenix Mill. "Dinner-toters" waiting for the gate to open. This is carried on more in Columbus than in any other city I know, and by smaller children. (See photos.) Many of them are paid by the week for doing it, and carry, sometimes ten or more a day. They go around in the mill, often help tend to the machines, which often run at noon, and so learn the work. A teacher told me the mothers expect the children to learn this way, long before they are of proper age. (See also Vaughn's [?] Georgia Report, April, 1913.) Location: Columbus, Georgia.