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Packing tea in London 1910. Note the child labor also at work on the benches. A succession of laws on child labour, the so-called Factory Acts, were passed in Britain in the 19th century. Children younger than nine were not allowed to work, those aged 9–16 could work 16 hours per day per Cotton Mills Act. In 1856, the law permitted child labour past age 9, for 60 hours per week, night or day. In 1901, the permissible child labour age was raised to 12.

1911 Children packing tea at Butlers Wharf, London. From 1921 children had to be at least 12 years old before they could work full-time, though some of these boys look younger. They appear to be labelling tins of tea

Pit ponies of the coal mines are easily the most controversial working horses in history. Here a mining horse poses with his coworkers. In the 1960s, mechanization eliminated pit ponies altogether.

“Pit ponies of the coal mines are easily the most controversial working horses in history. Here a mining horse poses with his coworkers. In the mechanization eliminated pit ponies altogether.” ~the horse: "ya, im a pit pony. whatcha gonna do?

Crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work. They aren't even standing up.

Coal miners crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work. They aren't even standing up. (My father-in-law was a coal miner for many years.

Child Miners

Child miners leading pit-ponies in the coal mines in the If this was in Ashington, Northumberland, could have been my father.

Child worker in a mill

A Little Spinner by Lewis Hine, 1909 This picture was taken in Globe Cotton Mill, Augusta, Georgia. The overseer admitted she was regularly employed. Photo taken for the National Child Labor Commission and its report to Congress

Shocking Images of Child Labor In 1900s USA Documented by Lewis Hine | DeMilked

Shocking Images of Child Labor In USA Documented by Lewis Hine