Florida Historic photos, documents, and people

1945

On what is today the eastern edge of the Miami International Airport, the WWII troops are housed here, thus the name. After the war, families could rent a barracks, divided into 2 apartments. They we

March, 1913

6 year old Leslie Cooper. Sells with 10 year old brother Eric. Found 7 A.M. Sunday. Starts at 5 A.M. and sells all day. 6 A.M. week days. Doesn't go to school. Works the begging dodge. Location: Jacks

March, 1913

Furchgott's Department Store. Employs large number of youngsters as cash boys and wrappers. Counted nine apparently under 12. One was 9, he said, and other 11. Youngest work for $3. a week. Location:

March, 1913

6 year old Leslie Cooper. Sells with 10 year old brother Eric. Found 7 A.M. Sunday. Started at 5 P.M. Starts 6 A.M. week days. Doesn't go to school. Works the begging dodge. Location: Jacksonville?, F

March, 1913

Furchgott's Department Store. Employs large number of youngsters as cash-boys and wrappers. Counted nine apparently under 12. 1 was 9, other 11. Youngest work for $3. a week. Location: Jacksonville, F

March, 1913

6 year old Leslie Cooper. Sells with 10 year old brother Eric. Found 7 A.M. Sunday. Started 5 P.M. Works all day. 6 A.M. week days. Doesn't go to school. Works the begging dodge. Location: Jacksonvill

March, 1911

Ben Key and his brother Tom. Latter helps Ben during the day time. (See report of L.W.H.) Brother Tom nine years old; goes to school and works until six P.M., sometimes until nine. They live at 1003 Sc

January, 1909

A Union Shop, Cigarmakers Tierra del Laga Cigar Co. Almost no hands under 20 years of age. (60 employees.) These are the conditions the labor organizations strive for. One third of the cigarmakers in T

January, 1909

"A School Factory" De Pedro Casellas Factory, Tampa, Fla. 18 employees, 5 of them young. Young boys and girls hire out as apprentices and pay the boss $15.00 to $25.00 for being taught. Location: Tamp