Saturday, March 8, 2008
Child Coal Miner
This picture was taken in 1908, and shows a young boy working at the Turkey Knob Coal Mine near Macdonald, West Virginia. I am really captivated by these old pictures of children in such dire circumstances. The really sad thing to consider is that child labor remains a serious problem in many parts of the world. Sometimes when I buy cheap products at large discount chains I wonder how many times child labor was involved in their production.