Group shot of children made orphans after the "Cherry Mine Disaster, where 400 men were entombed, November 13, 1909." A number of child laborers (boys as young as 11) also lost their lives in the Cherry Mine Disaster. 

Nearly all of these urchins were discovered in the photography archives of the Library of Congress (and available without copyright restrictions online). Otherwise, urchin photos will be credited to the appropriate photographer with a link to its source (unless they come from my own collection of photographs from unknown photographers). If there is ever a copyright concern, do not hesitate to contact me.