Child Labor during the industrial revolution
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Today kids worry about having the best shoes, in the late 1800's they worried about getting fed.
This photo is of the breaker boys, from Pennsylvania.
It's estimated that there is about two hundred and fifty million children in the world involved in child labor.
Family's usually worked together.
A common job was working in coal mines
Many children had to work in harsh conditions and ended up coming home covered in dirt, with ripped and dirty clothes.
this is usually what they dressed like in the late 1800's
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