Some of smaller "hands" on the night shift waiting for the whistle to blow. Whitnel N.C. Cotton Mill.

Some of smaller "hands" on the night shift waiting for the whistle to blow. Whitnel N.C. Cotton Mill. The smallest boy and girl were about 50 inches high. One of the medium sized boys has doffed 4 years,--some at night. Get 60 cents a night. Smallest girl looked 10 years old. Been in mill 2 years. 1/2 year at night. Runs 8 sides part of the time. Photo by flashlight. Location: Whitnel, North Carolina. Date Created/Published: 1908 December. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labor pic by Lewis Hine.