Of a family of 7 children, all but 2 work stringing tags. The oldest child is 12.

Of a family of 7 children, all but 2 work stringing tags. The oldest child is 12. The nurse of the school which these children attend, reports that they are continually being sent home because of their dirty condition. A little fellow who looked about 6 was quite an expert. The children received 20 cents for stringing a thousand tage i.e., tags - they tie a knot in a piece of string, and run the string thru sic the tag. They moisten the ends of their fingers in their mouths to tie the knots. They can string about a thousand tags in half an hour. One member of a second family which is stringing tags has impetigo, or skin disease, according to the school nurse. Location: Newark, New Jersey. Date Created/Published: 1923. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Photos of child labor by Lewis Hine.