Part of the family of R.D. Thomas. He and a boy of 15 are working in the Century Cotton Mill, South Boston, Va.

Part of the family of R.D. Thomas. He and a boy of 15 are working in the Century Cotton Mill, South Boston, Va. The girl on the ground does not work now, but said she was 12 years old (which she would not likely have done if she were in the mill). These children who are not working make a good means of comparison for ages of those that are working. Family has lived here four years. Before that, they lived in a Va. farm. Location: South Boston, Virginia. Date Created/Published: 1911 June. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Pic of child labor by Lewis Hine.