Children in Other
Did you know one in every
six girls does not live to have her 15th birthday in India?
Children carried stacks of leather on their heads to be washed
and stretched with tanning lotion to protect them from the sun, but nothing to
protect them from dangerous chemicals.
That Allow Child Labor
Boys in glass factories suffered injuries due to carelessness.
"Mold boys" squatted in uncomfortable positions for long hours to stay
close to the molds kept near the furnace.
"Carrying-in boys" had to remain on their feet most of the time also.
"Snapping-up boys" had to stay near fires to keep the glass melted.
Glass factories were nicknamed "glory holes" because of their heat.
|- Lord Althorp, supporter of child labor
It may not
seem like it now, seeing that we have child labor laws, but back then, the US employed child workers. Some were as young as
5 years and younger. It didn't stop in the United States until the 19th century. It's still allowed in other places though.
children were forced to work long hours for little or no pay. The average pay for a child worker is $26/mo. They were not
allowed to go to school, even if they did have the time. They had no time to sleep, because they had to wake up so early.
They worked sun up 'til sun down, enduring harsh weather conditions.Most female workers allowed their male employers to sexually
abuse them because they had no other choice, or they would lose thier job. Although there were many poeple who supported this,
there there were people who also attempted to stop it.
NCLC was formed in 1904.It's purpose was to get congress to stop child labor all over the world.In 1907 Jane Addams, a member
of NCLC, revealed that there were over two million shildren who were younger than 16 working in the USA,and that's why so
many children can't read and write.In 1908 the NCLC hired Lewis Hine as a photographer to take pictures in factories of the
children working. He said this strong statement about his pictures, "Perhaps you are weary about child labor pictures. Well,
so are the rest of us,but we propose to make you and the whole country so tired of the whole buisness that when the time for
action comes, child labor pictures will be records of the past."