Hain’t been to school much.

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Hain't been to school much.

Neil Power, Hain't been to school much. Neil Power, 10 yrs old, he said, “Turns stockings in Rome  Hosiery Mill.” A shy, pathetic figure. “Hain’t been to school much.”

Photographed  by Lewis Wickes Hines1 in Rome, Georgia, April 1913.

Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee.

Library of Congress image.

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1 Lewis Wickes Hines was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States.

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