Some of the younger boys working in the Brazos Valley Cotton Mill at West.
Some of the younger boys working in the Brazos Valley Cotton Mill at West. One, Charlie Lott was thirteen years old according to Family Record, another Norman Vaughn apparently twelve years old was under legal age according to one of the other boys there, Calvin Caughlin who did not appear to be fifteen years old himself. These and two girls that I proved to be under legal age were all working in this small mill. It was an exceptional case, but it it i.e., is likely that as the children become tired of school later in the year, there will be many more at work. Location: West, Texas. Date Created/Published: 1913 November. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Photos of child labor by Lewis Hine.