Oklahoma Historic photos, documents, and people

April, 1917

Herschel Bonham, Route A, Box 118, an 11-year-old boy cultivating peas. He belongs to a cotton club in school. Father says he can pick 200 pounds of cotton a day. Location: Lawton, Oklahoma

March, 1917

Passing away the time on the corner. 2 are 9 years old and started out at 5 a.m., 1 is 10 years old and started out later. Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma /

March, 1917

Charlie Talley, 9 years old, lives at 204 N. Douglas St., Starts out about 4 a.m. every day in the week and Sunday. Goes to school too, he says. Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

March, 1917

8-year-old truant newsboy, who didn't know his name nor where he lived. Said he had just had the measles. Photographed during school hours. Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma /

March, 1917

Ben Collins, 515 N. Walnut St. Been working steady for Mackay Telegraph Co. for 1 month. 13 years old. Says he makes $5 a week. Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma /

March, 1917

Everett Glin, 6 S. Oklahoma St. 7-year-old truant newsie. Said mother told him to stay home. Says he gets up at 4 a.m. some days to sell. Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma /

March, 1917

75 Sixth Grade children (colored) crowded into 1 small room in an old store building near Negro High School, with 1 teacher. Location: Muskogee, Oklahoma /

April, 1917

A pair of truants, tending their father's mules. Photo taken during school hours, near Oklahoma City. Boys are 9 and 11 yrs. old. Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. /

April, 1917

A pair of truants, tending their father's mules. Photo taken during school hours, near Oklahoma City. Boys are 9 and 11 yrs. old. Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. /