Two families were represented here, topping beets on farm near Ft. Collins, Colo.

Two families were represented here, topping beets on farm near Ft. Collins, Colo. Out of 12 workers, 7 were children, aged 7- 8- 9- 11- 12- 13- 14- years. This is an exceptional group. Although there are thousands of children under 14 yrs. in this state working beets, yet the actual percentage of the total number of beet workers is small -- many farms work no children and many have only one or two. If children under 14 yrs. were eliminated from this work during school session, their places would be filled easily by older ones, and the economic loss felt very little in most cases. See Hine Report for actual counts of adults and children in the various beet districts of Colo. Location: Ft. Collins vicinity, Colorado. Date Created/Published: 1915 October 30. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Picture of child labour by Lewis Wickes Hine.