Berry Picking Urchin (1909)

Posted by jdg | 9:17 PM

This is little Laura Petty, a 6 year old berry picker on Jenkins farm, Rock Creek near Baltimore, Maryland. She told the photographer (Lewis Hine): "I'm just beginnin'. Picked two boxes yesterday. (2 cents a box)." July 8, 1909 (Baltimore, Maryland).

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