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Bread and Roses 1912-2012  
‘Faces of Labor: Young oyster shuckers’, photographed by Lewis Hine (1909), his caption reads: “Josie, six year old, Bertha, six years old, Sophie, 10 years old, all shuck regularly. Maggioni Canning Co. Location: Port Royal, South Carolina.” 

Regulations against this stuff matter and as for the idea of “American Exceptionalism” and the “Immaculate Conception” of the US industrial economy – please take a careful look.