Workers in Miller & Vidor Lumber Co. Dangerous work. Charlie McBride said twelve years old.

Workers in Miller & Vidor Lumber Co. Dangerous work. Charlie McBride said twelve years old. This twelve year old boy has a steady job. He takes the slabs out of the chute which has a moving endless chain to carry the wood up the chute. He passes the slabs on to the other boy who saws them on an inguarded i.e., unguarded circular saw. Charlie runs the saw himself whenever he gets the chance. He is exposed not only to the above dangers, but to the weather - no roof even. Has been here for some months. "Get four bits a day" (fifty cents). Works ten hours. This was the only mill that I found around Beaumont that employed boys likely because they are located some distance out of town. Location: Beaumont, Texas. Date Created/Published: 1913 November. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labor photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.