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    How old do you figure those kids are? I am guessing 11-12 and up

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    I would bet some of them fought in WW1...

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    I feel bad for these young kids, on their way to black lung and all all else that's bad in mines. I can't help of visualizing today's younger boys 16 and 24 year old's doing this type of work! They love theor work in their coffee shops! What with their Twat-knot buns on the back of their heads, along with their sissy looking skinny jeans and the little low cut narrow sneaky shoes! That looks so manly like. Not that I would ever have liked doing mining work but if that was all I could have found, well, yes I'd be there till until something else better and safer came along, Like working in the woods cutting down trees. I have done choker setting before and it was a ****ty job, made good money in the mid sixties, in the State of Washington and steep mountains and snow, it sucked!

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    I see 1 smile.can you spot smiley bob? I worked on a garbage truck as a kid as well as cutting grass. both sucked, and neither paid what it does now days.( late 60's early 70's)
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    He is happy he made it out of the darkness..

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    Child labor, but many of those boys seem to look happy.

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    I was raised understanding that if you want something, you have to work for it so when I was 12 and my parents tried to hand-me-down a bike for the third time and I wanted a new one, I spent the summer working for Pioneer de-tasseling corn. 8 hrs a day, 5 days a week for $5 an hour which was a lot of money then! In a week I bought the new bike and then spent a lot of money on cool modifications from the local bike shop which I rode to myself. It had a generator and front and back lights as well as an actual "D" shaped steering wheel which I disassembled to add the hand brakes. Had a custom seat and changed out the derailleur when I started having problems with it.

    When trying to overcome the liberal, entitlement-based education system with my kids, I showed them my Social Security statement showing my first work date and told them when I was born and to do the math to get to the age I started working.

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    Artillery shell workers at Kokura Arsenal. Fukuoka, Japan, 1943.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntheGroove View Post
    I would bet some of them fought in WW1...
    With guesses at 10-12 years old, some even less. marksbug asks which is Smiley Bob, closest might be back row about 1/4 of the row from left.
    A few thin-lipped smiles according to eyes, and some say just forlorn, miserable, desperate.

    All the same, safe bet the majority served, responding to this,
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    or this,
    Vintage work crew photos-sam_wont_wait.jpg
    maybe this.
    Vintage work crew photos-sheetmusiccoveramerheresmyboy1917.jpg

    Conscription began 1917, May 18th.
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    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    Bloom clippers. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. 1940.

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