President Wilson surrounded by child laborers.
A Child's Creed
SOME CHILDREN WHO WORK IN YOUR STATE
ACCORDING TO THE LATEST FEDERAL CENSUS
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR THEM?
HOMEWORK DESTROYS FAMILY LIFE -
Keeps the child from school.
Prevents proper care of home.
Encourages father to shirk responsibilities.
Allows unsupervised, greedy manufacturers and parents
to make a mockery of childhood.
WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR CHILD TO GROW UP HERE OR HERE
MAKING HUMAN JUNK
GOOD MATERIAL AT FIRST (Picture: "Small girls and boys wanted.")
No future and low wages
SHALL INDUSTRY BE ALLOWED
TO PUT THIS COST
OTHER PHYSICAL EFFECTS
Children may escape the cogs of the machine
but they cannot escape the deadening effect
of long hours, monotonous toil, lack of proper
recreation, loss of education, vicious
surroundings (Photo labeled "The normal
child" on the left is smiling and healthy
looking and on the right is "The Mill Child"
looking thin and expressionless.)
Would you care to have your child pay
EVERY CHILD SHOULD WORK
But the work must develop not deaden
If it trains the child to be a better citizen
If it merely make money
For parent or employer
WE MUST NOT GRIND
THE SEED CORN
"Children are not equipped
by experience to care for themselves
in modern industry.
AND SO THEY PAY
(2 photos as examples)
WITH A MAIMED LIFE
Three times as many industrial accidents
occur to children as to adults.
Employment of children is due
to ignorance, greed, necessity of
industry and parents.
Are any of these reasons worth a child's life?
National Child Labor Committee, 1913
TWO MILLION CHILD WORKERS
UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS TODAY -
WE WANT THEM TO BE NORMAL MEN
AND WOMEN. YOU WANT THIS TOO.
JOIN The National Child Labor Committee.
Photo collage of Lewis Hine photographs
superimposed on the outline of a map of the U.S.A.