- Look closely at the photo. What do you notice about the people?
- The boy facing the camera is Jim Waldine. He was six years old when this photo was taken and he had already picked cranberries for two years. Why would families enlist their young children to work?
- This photo was taken during the fourth week of school and the picking season would continue for another two weeks. Why would families have their children work rather than going to school?
Hine, Lewis Wickes, "Jim Waldine, 1023 Carpenter St., Philadelphia...," September 1910. Courtesy of Library of Congress