South Carolina Historic photos, documents, and people

February, 1912

Some of the children who go to school half a day, and shuck four hours before school and several hours after school and eight or nine hours on Saturday. Maggioni Canning Co. Location: Port Royal, Sout

February, 1912

"We give them houses to live in." About 50 persons housed in this miserable row of dilapidated shacks located on an old shell-pile and partly surrounded by a tidal marsh. Maggioni Canning Co. Location

May, 1912

Charissy Miller, a product of the mill. A frail, gaunt adolescent spinner. Been working four years. Said 16 years old. Can't write her name. 3 of the family in the mill. "Pa stays home and cooks." Loc

May, 1912

Group of boys in the Belton Cotton Mill. The smallest is Milton Honicutt, 11 years old according to the bible and James Taylor. His parents wouldn't show me the family record. Location: Belton, South

May, 1912

Myrtle Bagwell, one of the youngest of the spinners in Spartan Mills, Spartenberg sic, S.C. Lives 104 Duncan Street. Been working nearly 2 years. Older sister said she could not find the family bible.

May, 1912

National Child Labor Committee. #3026 Johnnie Beam, one of the young workers in the Pelzer Mfg. Co., S.C. Been working here over a year. Appears to be under 12 years. Location: Pelzer, South Carolina.

May, 1912

Carrie Armstrong a weaver in Highland Park mill #2 Rock Hill, S.C. A frail, stunted girl said 13 years old used to run 4 looms now runs only 2. Been working since January. Father is in the mill. Locat

February, 1913

7-year old Rosie. Regular oyster shucker. Her second year at it. Illiterate. Works all day. Shucks only a few pots a day. (Showing process) Varn & Platt Canning Co. Location: Bluffton, South Carolina.

May, 1912

The smallest boy is a band boy, next in order is a doffer. The smallest girl is a spinner. Work in Cowpers' i.e., Cowpen's? Manufacturing Co., S. C., (See label 2970). Location: Cowpens, South Carolin