Basil Roberts and James Hopper, both 12 years old, go to school when in session and work at Coleman Bros. Zinc Mine, Aurora, Mo.

Basil Roberts and James Hopper, both 12 years old, go to school when in session and work at Coleman Bros. Zinc Mine, Aurora, Mo., Saturdays and holidays, culling "waste" from the zinc ore on the "dumps." Their fathers work in zinc mines nearby. These boys told me no boys were permitted to work down in the mines, and said they were the boys working in the vicinity; which seemed to be about true. Location: Aurora, Missouri. Date Created/Published: 1910 October. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labor pic by Lewis Wickes Hine.