Comparison of Ages: Four Portuguese boys in front of home of Antone Mello, 26 County St.

Comparison of Ages: Four Portuguese boys in front of home of Antone Mello, 26 County St. Boy on the left end (tallest) is a school boy. Said 13 years old. Boy on right end (shortest) is a school boy said 12 years old. Between them are: Jo Viera, saissic 15 years, and Antone Mello, said 14 years. Both have been cleaning in Kilburn Mill for 2 years, in #1 spinning room. Both from "the Islands" a few years ago. Antone is very illiterate, spoke almost no English, could hardly write his name. I asked the tallest boy how Antone could be in the mill. He said they lie about their ages. If I came from the Islands, I could fool them about my age too and go in the mill. He said the priests fixed it up. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts. Date Created/Published: 1912 January. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labour pics by Lewis Wickes Hine.