Photo of Ordinary's Certificate, Columbus, Ga. giving permit to Rolly Strickland, 9 years old, (and therefore illegal).

Photo of Ordinary's Certificate, Columbus, Ga. giving permit to Rolly Strickland, 9 years old, (and therefore illegal). The Deputy Clerk told me "That was likely a clerical error," but I found five of these "errors" issued to children under 10 years old., one for a child aged 8. (The latter was later marked 'Void' but none of the rest were.) Rolly's teacher told me the family had moved but that the boy was a mere baby with a lisp. The issuing of the certificate is very unbusinesslike. (See Vaughn's Report, Georgia, 1913.) The Ordinary said, "I'm a practical Man! The cotton mill people are the poorest paid workers in the country. They have to put their children into the mills." The Associated Charities Records show five older children working in the mill. One of 25 years, one of 23, one of 18, 16, 11. Location: Columbus, Georgia. Date Created/Published: 1913 April. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labour picture by Lewis Hine.