Lillian Nettles, an eleven year old spinner in Magnolia Cotton Mills, Magnolia, Miss.

Lillian Nettles, an eleven year old spinner in Magnolia Cotton Mills, Magnolia, Miss. Her sister said, " She ain't old 'nuff to draw pay," but she helps regularly, and says she can run two sides. Worked steadily all the time I was in the mill. There are nine in the family; five in the mill, including the father. "We like the mill work much better than farming," they said. Recently moved in from a small farm 50 miles a way. Location: Magnolia, Mississippi. Date Created/Published: 1911 May. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Photos of child labor by Lewis Wickes Hine.