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In a Sweat Shop

In a Sweat Shop
Item Information
Title
In a Sweat Shop
Date
circa 1890
Item Number
1258
Photograph Number
149 1/2
Format
photographs
Annotation on Back
Riis No. 149 1/2 In a Sweat Shop c. 1890 12 year old boy at work "pulling threads." Had sworn certificate he was 16 - owned under cross examination to being 12. His teeth corresponded with that age From the original negative by Jacob A. Riis Please credit: The Jacob A. Riis Collection Museum of the City of New York
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Sweatshops; Sewing; Men; Clothing workers; Clothing trade; Children; Child labor; Boys
Creators
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914
Box and Folder Number
13: 142
CSS Description
photograph (from negative in the Jacob A. Riis Collection, Museum of the City of New York.)