Children Working the Tobacco Fields

1917. Photograph by Lewis Hine. “Group of field-workers at Hunttings’ Tobacco Farm. One of 9 years, two of 11 yrs., 8 of 12 yrs., 5 of 13 yrs., 3 of 14 yrs., 1 of 15. Four of 11 and 12 had gone home and were not counted. Most of these get $1.50 a day. Location: Rockwell, Connecticut.”

From the Library of Congress.

Coney Island Fire

1911. Unknown photographer. “Dreamland fire, Coney Island, New York.”

From the Library of Congress.

The Dreamland amusement park on Coney Island was completely destroyed in 1911 after light bulbs exploded, and a roof repair worker mistakenly kicked over a bucket of hot tar.