Texas Historic photos, documents, and people

1945

Sisters, Olen and Katie Burton. They married Copeland brothers, Bill and LM (Elmer). Their mother died in 1912 about a month after Olen was born. Katie was really more like a mother to her and they wer

October, 1913

Two families working together on Kimball farm, near Waxahachie. The four year old picks nine pounds a day regularly and the eleven year old picks three hundred pounds a day. Location: Waxahachie vicin

October, 1913

Four year old cotton picker who picks fifteen pounds a day regularly and seven year old who picks fifty pounds a day. They live in emigrant wagons. Moving about from farm to farm. Location: McKinney v

October, 1913

Lloyd McMahan seven year old cotton picker on a farm near McKinney. "School hasn't begun yet." Usually it does not begin until picking is over. The whole family picks - nine members. Home conditions ar

October, 1913

Six-year old boy, Louis Shuman, and his 11 year old brother. Dallas Newsboys. The little fellow usually has a brother who makes him do most of the work. Dallas has too many of these little newsies. Lo

October, 1913

Twelve year old messenger #7. Edison Green. Works on day shift now. "I got acquainted with the Red Light people over in Oklahoma City where I was messenger for three years, but I carry messages out to

October, 1913

Jeff Miller. A young delivery boy for Magnolia Pharmacy. This is especially bad for him as he has recently returned from the Seabrook Reform School where he had spent a year. He would not tell me why h

October, 1913

Millie, four years old and Nellie five years old. Cotton pickers on a farm near Houston, Millie picks eight pounds a day and Nellie thirty pounds. This is nearly every day. Home conditions bare and bad

September, 1913

Edith, a five year old cotton picker on H.M. Lane's farm Bells, Tex. (near Denison). "She's a good steady picker. Works all day long," her aunt said. See also other photos taken here. Location: Bells,