Simon Birdsong and Friend by Lewis Hine

Title:Simon Birdsong and Friend
Artist:Lewis Hine
Owner:Library of Congress
Country of Origin:United States of America
Date of Creation:1914 AD
Tags:Photographs North Carolina
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2 violations. Simon Birdsong (left hand boy) said: "I'm about 12." His mother said: "He's old enough to work all right," but the boy admitted that she had to sign up that he was older than he was. He appears to be 10. Has had job doffing for several weeks. Could not write his own name. Has had no schooling after the 1st grade. Wylie Haw (right hand boy). Mother says he is 12 years old now. Been working 1 year. She is a widow. Location: Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.