Friday, January 4, 2013
Hine, Lewis Wickes,, 1874-1940,, photographer.
Four-year-old Mary, who shucks two pots of oysters a day at Dunbar. Tends the baby when not working. (See photo 2062). The boss said that next year Mary will work steady as the rest of them. The mother is the fastest shucker in the place. Earns $1.50 a day. Works part of the time with her sick baby in her arms. Father works on the dock. Location: Dunbar, Louisiana. 1911 March.
~So, the next time Darling Diva tells me she doesn't want to go to school I'm going to pull this picture up and show her why she is so, so lucky. May this part of our history never repeat itself!~