Mrs. Battaglia, Tessie (12 years old), Tony (7 years old) live at 170 Mulberry St. in the rear house on the 5th floor in New York. They work as garment workers. Mrs. Battaglia’s husband was crippled by a fall. She works in the shop everyday except Saturdays, when the children sew with her at home. They receive 2 or 3 cents for finishing men’s pants. Additionally, they earn $1 to $1.50 on Saturday for their garment work at home. This photograph was taken by Lewis Hine in January, 1908.
New York garment workers, 1908
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