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Addie Card, 12 years old, North Pownal, Vermont, August 1910. Photo by Lewis Hine.

Addie Card, 12 years old, North Pownal, Vermont, August 1910. Photo by Lewis Hine.

February 1910. Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, Vermont. Girls in mill say she is ten years. She admitted to me she was twelve; that she started during school vacation and would "stay."  by Lewis Wickes Hine. "It always amazes me to see kids working without shoes in factories where you would not dare to enter without workboots nowadays... how times change. I can't imagine not having shoes in a place like Vermont where it's warm only 3-4 months a…

February 1910. Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, Vermont. Girls in mill say she is ten years. She admitted to me she was twelve; that she started during school vacation and would "stay." by Lewis Wickes Hine. "It always amazes me to see kids working without shoes in factories where you would not dare to enter without workboots nowadays... how times change. I can't imagine not having shoes in a place like Vermont where it's warm only 3-4 months a…

U.S. Every one of these boys was working in the cotton mill at North Pownal, Vermont , 1910  //  by Lewis Wickes Hine

U.S. Every one of these boys was working in the cotton mill at North Pownal, Vermont , 1910 // by Lewis Wickes Hine

U.S. A ten year old spinner in a cotton mill. North Pownal, Vermont, February 1910. // Photo: Lewis Wickes Hine.

U.S. A ten year old spinner in a cotton mill. North Pownal, Vermont, February 1910. // Photo: Lewis Wickes Hine.

"Addie Card, 12 years. Spinner in North Pormal (i.e., Pownal) Cotton Mill. Vt.", 1910.LewisHine - Lewis Hine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Addie Card, 12 years. Spinner in North Pormal (i.e., Pownal) Cotton Mill. Vt.", 1910.LewisHine - Lewis Hine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Spinner in a New England cotton mill, North Pownal, Vermont, 1910 - from Kids at Work - Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor by Russell Freedman

Spinner in a New England cotton mill, North Pownal, Vermont, 1910 - from Kids at Work - Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor by Russell Freedman

This image features 12-year-old Addie Card, a spinner in a North Pownal Cotton Mill. Other young girls in mill told photographer Lewis Hine that she was ten years, but Hine reports that "she admitted to me she was twelve." She started work as a spinner during school vacation but told Hine she would stay, February 1910.  Photo credit: Lewis Hine

This image features 12-year-old Addie Card, a spinner in a North Pownal Cotton Mill. Other young girls in mill told photographer Lewis Hine that she was ten years, but Hine reports that "she admitted to me she was twelve." She started work as a spinner during school vacation but told Hine she would stay, February 1910. Photo credit: Lewis Hine

<b><a href="http://www.morningsonmaplestreet.com/addiesearch1.html">Addie Card, spinner in cotton mill, 12 years old, North Pownal, Vermont, 1910.</a></b> <br><br> "anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill." —Hine's original caption<br><br> “She told me about how hard it was working in the mill, that she had to quit school in the fourth grade to go to work, about her father disowning her, and how it was so awful not to have your parents' love.” —Great-Granddaughter of Addie Card

Tracking Down Lewis Hine's Forgotten Child Laborers

<b><a href="http://www.morningsonmaplestreet.com/addiesearch1.html">Addie Card, spinner in cotton mill, 12 years old, North Pownal, Vermont, 1910.</a></b> <br><br> "anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill." —Hine's original caption<br><br> “She told me about how hard it was working in the mill, that she had to quit school in the fourth grade to go to work, about her father disowning her, and how it was so awful not to have your parents' love.” —Great-Granddaughter of Addie Card

"Addie Card, 12 years. Spinner in North Pormal [i.e., Pownal] Cotton Mill. Vt."[4]

"Addie Card, 12 years. Spinner in North Pormal [i.e., Pownal] Cotton Mill. Vt."[4]

Counting on Grace, a novel by Williamstown, MA author Elizabeth Winthrop. The book is about a twelve-year-old girl named Grace Forcier who is forced to leave school to work as a bobbin doffer in a cotton mill in North Pownal, VT. The story is written through the voice of Grace. With the help of their teacher, Grace and her friend, Arthur, write a letter to the National Child Labor Committee.

Counting on Grace, a novel by Williamstown, MA author Elizabeth Winthrop. The book is about a twelve-year-old girl named Grace Forcier who is forced to leave school to work as a bobbin doffer in a cotton mill in North Pownal, VT. The story is written through the voice of Grace. With the help of their teacher, Grace and her friend, Arthur, write a letter to the National Child Labor Committee.

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