Thursday, December 16, 2010

Child labor

Have a look at these early 20th century images of child labor in the United States. I was really mixed up by this find of our friend Jonathan. The pictures are quite intense and I must admit that they are simply beautiful too. The shots show traditional work wear like cotton shirts with Dutch collars, high waist work overalls with suspenders and leather boots. All we like basically.

But on the other hand what we see is some very young blokes who should be playing with balls or reading books, not work under sometimes horrifying circumstances. Luckily for us Western people, this image is something from a century ago and it is not daily business anymore. Unfortunately child labor still is business as usual in a lot poor third world countries. Something we should all try to fight against, especially in fashion.

Image source: Acidcow.

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