- Look closely at the photo and describe the work the young girls are doing.
- Compare this photo to the photo of Sadie, who worked at a cotton mill in a different state. What is similar about the photos? What is different?
- Lewis Hines, who worked for the National Child Labor Committee, took both of these photos of young girls in cotton mills to document working conditions for young children. Why would it be important for everyone to see the working conditions of young children?
Hine, Lewis Wickes, "Lincoln Cotton Mill, Evansville, Ind. Young Girls at Spoolers. Location: Evansville, Indiana," October 1908. Courtesy of Library of Congress