Part of the family of George Padroni, near Sterling, Colo. They have 9 children and some hired help.

Part of the family of George Padroni, near Sterling, Colo. They have 9 children and some hired help. Only one child in school (see 4042). This is 6 yr. old Lena, who works some too. The 8 yr. old boy pulls and piles beets. 9 and 12 yr. old boys run the pulling machine, (the mother said, "We all got to do all we can.") 11 yr. old girl piles and tops and does housework. 13 yr. old girl piles and tops. Says she hasn't hurt herself with the knife this year, but did last year. The whole family begins work from 5 to 6 A.M. and works until 6 P.M. and after, with time off for dinner. Pedroni has been living here for 20 yrs., owns several hundred acres, about 100 in beets. Is said to be well-to-do. Location: Sterling vicinity, Colorado. Date Created/Published: 1915 October 25. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labour pic by Lewis Wickes Hine.