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Elbert & Ruby Hollingsworth
Lewis Hine photograph 
Caption is:.
" Elbert Hollingsworth, ten year old cotton picker. Picks 125 pounds a day.
Also Ruby Hollingsworth, seven year old cotton picker. Works all day, early and late, in the hot sun. Picks about thirty-five pounds a day.
Father, mother, and several brothers and sisters pick. They get only five or six months of schooling.
It's not 'nuff, the father said. The children said, 'We'd ruther go to school'.

Address
Box 18
R.F.D.
Denison, Texas

 
Lewis Hine was a sociologist-turned-photographer 
Lewis Hine depicted child labor in Texas in the early twentieth century.
(an exhibit with his work was shown) ..a few years ago at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. 
It had a couple of Hine's photos from Bells, TX in it. 
...His collection is in the Library of Congress.
view another photo by Lewis Hine

And view another of young cotton picker from Grayson County, Texas

 


 


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