All these children five years, six years, seven years, nine years and two a little older, were picking cotton on H.M.

All these children five years, six years, seven years, nine years and two a little older, were picking cotton on H.M. Lane's farm Bells, Tex. Only one adult, an aunt was picking. Father was plowing. Edith, five years, (see preceding photo) picks all day. "Hughie" six years old, girl, picks all day. Alton, seven years old, boy, picks fifty pounds a day. Ruth, nine years old, picks seventy-five pounds a day. Rob and Lee are about ten or eleven years old. The very young children like to pick, but before long they detest it. Sun is hot, hours long, bags heavy. Location: Bells, Texas. Date Created/Published: 1913 September. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labour pics by Lewis Wickes Hine.