Mississippi Historic photos, documents, and people

February, 1916

Central Public School. Only a short walk from the homes of the cannery workers, and yet only 4 children were to be found there. Location: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi /

February, 1916

Joe Zadovitch, 7 years old. Said he has been working some. He was going home from the Pass Christian Cannery at 5 P.M. Location: Pass Christian, Mississippi /

February, 1916

Joe Davis, a ten-year old going home from cannery at 5 P.M. He said he had shucked ten pots since 4 A.M. that day. Location: Pass Christian, Mississippi / L

February, 1916

Public School. Found only 3 of the Baltimore cannery children were attending; 5 others had attended and dropped out. Location: Pass Christian, Mississippi /

May, 1911

The Bush Family. Winona, (Miss.) Cotton Mills. The mother, a widow, and three children all work in the mill. Smallest boy, Louis, said he was "going on 12." Been here only a few months. House in misera

May, 1911

Widow in the mill. Girl at home. The McFarland Family, Winona Miss. Cotton Mills. Mother and sons work in the mill. The girl keeps house. Youngest boy has been in the mill five years. Location: Winona

May, 1911

The Duncan Family, West Point, Miss. All in the cotton mill except mother and babe. The boy, Bill, said, "I'm fifteen now. Been workin' in this mill eight years. Wasn't no law fer little ones when I we

May, 1911

Ollie Hughes (11 years), Ruby Hughes (10 years), Help in Magnolia, (Miss.) Cotton Mills. One about 11 years (sick abed) works too. Mother and three others not in mill. Moved here two months ago from fa

February, 1911

Nick Pilisotta, ten years old, 899 Fayard St. Works some in the Biloxi Canning Co. "I want to quit school and work steady. Make 50 cents a day. Made $1.30 one day last year when shrimp was big." Locat