Louisiana Historic photos, documents, and people

November, 1913

Louis Dupree, Western Union messenger #168. Has just reached fourteen years, and knows the Red Light district pretty well. Was eager to show me around town there. See Hine report on Messengers. Locati

March, 1911

All are oyster shuckers in the Dunbar Cannery. Began work about 3:00 A.M. and worked until about 5:00 P.M. with half an hour for lunch. The great hill of shells is only part of the season's product. L

March, 1911

All these shuck oysters in the Dunbar Cannery. They began work about 3:00 A.M., and worked until about 5:00 P.M. with half an hour for lunch at noon. The great hill of oyster shells is but part of one

March, 1911

Rosy, an eight-year-old oyster shucker who works steady all day from about 3:00 A.M. to about 5 P.M. in Dunbar Cannery. The baby will shuck as soon as she can handle the knife. Location: Dunbar, Louis

November, 1913

Percy Neville in the heart of the Red Light district. Just come out of one of the houses with message (which see in his hand). He said gleefully "She gimme a quarter tip." See also Hine report on Louis

November, 1913

Percy Neville, eleven year old messenger boy. Messenger boy #6 for Mackay Telegraph Company. He has been messenger for different companies for four years. Goes to the Reservation every day. See Hine re

November, 1913

These are cashiers in Holmes Department Store, New Orleans. The youngest girls working in the store and illustrate how well the law is being enforced in all the department stores here. Location: New O

March, 1911

Eight-year-old Lizzie, earns 30 cents a day shucking oysters in the Dunbar Cannery. I saw her working steady all day, at top speed. Could not speak a word of English. Location: Dunbar, Louisiana.

November, 1913

Group of workers in Lane Cotton Mill, New Orleans, showing the youngest workers, and typical of conditions in New Orleans. Violations of the law are rare. Location: New Orleans, Louisiana.