Pulling and Topping Beets. A sample of "Economic Need".

Pulling and Topping Beets. A sample of "Economic Need". Part of the family of Jacob Walker, a prosperous beet raiser near Sterling. His 6, 8 & 10 yr. old children are kept out of school and worked, in spite of the fact that he owns 225 acres of land here worth several hundred dollars an acre. Father, mother and seven children work. Walker moved here from Nebraska 8 yrs. ago. They work hard and continuously. See also photos 4033-4 and 5. Location: Sterling vicinity, Colorado. Date Created/Published: 1915 October 22. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labor pic by Lewis Wickes Hine.