Young Irish immigrant labour in Massachusetts in 1916

1. James Donovan – “Irish Sweeper in Fall River Iron Works. Said he was 17 years.”

2. Evelyn Casey – 14 years, 6 months – Irish. Went to work on 14th birthday cleaning harnesses in Borden Mills.”

3. James Cooney –“15 years. Drop Wire boy. Belongs to Settlement House junior base-ball league.”


National Child Labour Committee (Library of Congress)

Thanks Sibling of Daedalus

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