"Dinner-Toters" waiting for the gate to open.

"Dinner-Toters" waiting for the gate to open. This is carried on more in Columbus than in any other city I know, and by smaller children. (See photos.) Many of them are paid by the week for doing it, and carry, sometimes, ren i.e., ten or more a day. They go around in the mill, often help tend to machines, which often run at noon, and so learn the work. A teacher told me the mothers expect the children to learn this way, long before they are of proper age. (See also Vaughn's Georgia Report, April, 1913.) Eagle and Phoenix Mill. Location: Columbus, Georgia. Date Created/Published: 1913 April. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Pic of child labor by Lewis Hine.