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Richard Burton teaching his daughter Kate to fish on location in…

Richard Burton teaching his daughter Kate to fish on location in Northampton, Massachusetts for ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,’ 1965. Photographed by Bob Willoughby.

Children striking against sweatshops in Northa…

Children striking against sweatshops in Northampton, PA, prepare to meet with Governor Gifford Pinchot, April 19, 1933.

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On April 19, 1933, a delegation of the nearly 400 “Baby strikers,” ranging from 14 to 16 years, called on Governor Gifford Pinchot in Harrisburg and told him they were receiving wages as low as five cents a week. Shown here are Frank Selthofer, 14, a trimmer in a Northampton shirt factory who was earning about 87 cents a week, and Anna Miletics, 15, who packed shirts in boxes for 9 cents an hour. Her earnings for eight days were $3.50, less a 10 percent cut and two cents deducted from her earnings to pay the “check tax.”

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, May 23, 1948

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, May 23, 1948