Monday, February 8, 2016

White Privilege

Via Billy

These photographs of young cotton mill workers taken by Lewis Wickes Hine in November and December 1913 are haunting. Merrimack mill was located in Huntsville, Alabama.

Many of the children are so young. I can’t imagine children of this age being in a factory mill, much less working there. I bet many died at an early age. The words in italics are of Lewis Wickes Hine.


  1. “Any other course that does not lead to the strongest race ruling mankind, means mankind has passed the peak of its development and the end will not be the reign of any supreme moral idea, but degeneration into barbarism and eventually chaos.”
    We are on our way by certain design.