Joseph Velcich?, seven years old. Beginning to pick shrimp for Peerless Oyster Co. Location: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

Joseph Velcich?, seven years old. Beginning to pick shrimp for Peerless Oyster Co. Location: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Date Created/Published: 1911 March. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Picture of child labor by Lewis Wickes Hine.


Identify photo of Joseph Velcich

This is in fact a photo of my father, Joseph Velcich. He and his brothers worked at the Peerless Oyster Co. when they were children. I would love to obtain other photos from this group. Jane Velcich Primeaux Please contact me.

The photos on the site are all we have.  We do have one other photo of Velcich family members:

http://lewishinephotographs.com/content/john-velcich-ten-years-old-picks-shrimp-peerless-oyster-co-his-third-year-work-earns-55-cent

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