An accident case of a 13-year-old doffer. Had been working since he was nine.
An accident case of a 13-year-old doffer. Had been working since he was nine. "I got my hand caught in the cogs of the spinning machine, and lost part of my finger. It stopped the machine and I tell you it hurt. It pains me a lot now. Don't you think they orter pay me wages while I'm out with this bad hand? No, I can't read or write, but I think my mammy knows how to spell my name." Location: Weldon, North Carolina. Date Created/Published: 1914 November. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Picture of child labor by Lewis Wickes Hine.