Connecticut Historic photos, documents, and people

August, 1917

"Want any more MEN?" 7 year old Alec applying for job on tobacco farms. "Like fun I take what what sic they give me. A dollar a day is the cheapest I work." Location: Connecticut.

August, 1917

6:00 A.M. at Post Office Square. Truck load of tobacco workers bound for American Sumatra Tobacco Farm, South Windsor. They return about 7 P.M. Location: Hartford, Connecticut

August, 1917

6:00 A.M. at Post Office Square, Truck load of tobacco workers bound for American Sumatra Tobacco Farm, South Windsor. They return about 7:00 P.M. Location: Hartford, Connecticut

August, 1917

6:00 A.M. at Post Office Square, Truck load of tobacco workers bound for American Sumatra Tobacco Farm. South Windsor. They return about 7 P.M. Location: Hartford, Connecticut

March, 1909

John Pento, 14 years old, has been selling for 7 years. Daniel and Angelo, are his twin brothers. They are 7 years old and been selling one year. Sell until 8 P.M. some nights. Location: Hartford, Con

March, 1909

Some of the night force at the Western Union Telegraph Office, Hartford, Conn. When I passed through this alley next morning (Sunday) at 6:00 A.M. I found some of these boys had been playing Poker all

March, 1909

8 P.M. Smallest boy, Sammie Kaplen, 8 years old. Next, James Welled, 8 years old, been at it half a year. Next, Ben Kosmitsky, 13 years old, one year at work. Next, Sam Kaplen, 14 years old, two years

March, 1909

5:00 P.M. on a cold day. Frank Luzzi, a 10 years old newsie, who has been selling for 2 years. Begins at 5 A.M. sometimes and sells until 8 P.M. at times. Hartford, Conn. Location: Hartford, Connectic

March, 1909

Hartford newsboys and girls. Girl in middle, Nellis, is 9 years old. See label on photo 640. Caption #640: A 9 year old newsgirl in Hartford, Conn. She sold later than this sometimes. Been selling two