A group of children at a District School in cotton picking season. Petty's Chapel District School #20, near Corsicana.

A group of children at a District School in cotton picking season. Petty's Chapel District School #20, near Corsicana. Only 40 per cent of the children who attend are here because the cotton is still being picked, in most districts the school term is being shortened to accommodate the picking. The children are above the average of country school children and this is an exceptional school, only two of the ten families represented here being "Renters" (see Hine Report on Texas). These children are getting 8 months school. Most of the rural schools in Texas give them 6 months or less. All these children, from the 5 year old up pick cotton. Location: Corsicana vicinity, Texas. Date Created/Published: 1913 October. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labor photo by Lewis Hine.