- Look closely at the photo and describe what the family is doing.
- The youngest child was almost four years old. Discuss why families would have put their children, even their youngest children, to work.
- It was 8 p.m. at night when this photo was taken. The family often worked 14-hour days to create all the flowers needed. What were the advantages and disadvantages of industrialization?
Hine, Lewis W., "Family of Peter Mortaria," February 1912. Courtesy of Library of Congress