I found a girl of 13 working at embroidery in a far corner of a dimly lighted room.

I found a girl of 13 working at embroidery in a far corner of a dimly lighted room. The light came from a small gas jet which was high above the girl's head, in the center of the room. She was working on a black dress which was outlined in black pencil. For this dress elaborately embroidered, she received ninety cents. She could embroider one dress in about three or four days if she kept at it steadily. She had been working since 4 P.M., and it was the 7 P.M. She expected to stop at 10:30. Location: Newark, New Jersey. Date Created/Published: 1923. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Photos of child labour by Lewis Wickes Hine.