- Look closely at this photo. What do you notice about the girl in the foreground, Sadie? What do you notice about the factory?
- Sadie would walk up and down the aisles, brushing lint from machines and watching the spools or bobbins for breaks. Why would a young person be a good fit for this job?
- How did the Industrial Revolution make it possible for young children, like Sadie, to work? Is that fair? Why or why not?
Hine, Lewis Wickes, "Sadie Pfeifer, 48 inches high, has worked half a year. One of the many small children at work in Lancaster Cotton Mills. Nov. 30, 1908. Location: Lancaster, South Carolina. / L.W. [Hine]," 30 November 1908. Courtesy of Library of Congress