Maryland Historic photos, documents, and people

May, 1910

A street full of Baltimore immigrants lined up and ready to start for the country to the berry farms. Wolfe Street, near Canton Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. Courtesy of Maryland Child Labor Committee.

July, 1909

Laura Petty, a 6 year old berry picker on Jenkins farm, Rock Creek near Baltimore, Md. "I'm just beginnin'. Picked two boxes yesterday. (2 cents a box). (See my report July 10, 1909.) July 8, 1909. Lo

July, 1909

Mary _____________, a Polish girl and her mother, picking berries on Bottomley Farm, Rock Creek, near Baltimore, Md. In the winter they go to Dunbar, La., for oyster shucking. Location: Baltimore, Mar

July, 1909

Shanties and cooking shacks on berry farm of Bottomley's, near Baltimore. Md. At times, four families live in one shanty: three families is the rule--two rooms. (See report July 10, 1909.) Location: B

July, 1909

Name: Dangerous Business. Boy working at canning machine with open gearing. Many suck machines and boys too. J. S. Farrand Packing Co. Witness--J. W. Magruder. July 7, 1909. Location: Baltimore, Maryl

July, 1909

A canning machine and some of the boys Small boys work at and around these machines some of which? are dangerous. J. S. Farrand Packing Co., Baltimore, Md. Witness--J. W. Magruder. July 7, 1909. Locat

July, 1909

Group, showing a few of the workers stringing beans in the J. S. Farrand Packing Co. Baltimore, Md. Those too small to work are held on laps of workers or stowed away in boxes. Location: Baltimore, Ma

July, 1909

Groups showing a few of the workers stringing beans in the J. S. Farrand Packing Co., Baltimore, Md. Those too small to work are held on laps of workers or stowed away in boxes. Location: Baltimore, M

April, 1943

Baltimore, Maryland. Boarding a former Wilson Line boat, now used for workers' transportation. Eighteen hundred men crowd onto boat for the twenty minute trip across Curtis Bay to the Bethlehem Fairfie