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A group of children at a District School in cotton picking season.

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A group of children at a District School in cotton picking season.
Title: A group of children at a District School in cotton picking season. Petty's Chapel District School #20, near Corsicana. Only 40 per cent of the children who attend are here because the cotton is still being picked, in most districts the school term is being shortened to accommodate the picking. The children are above the average of country school children and this is an exceptional school, only two of the ten families represented here being "Renters" (see Hine Report on Texas). These children are getting 8 months school. Most of the rural schools in Texas give them 6 months or less. All these children, from the 5 year old up pick cotton. Location: Corsicana [vicinity], Texas. Creator(s): Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer Date Created/Published: 1913 October. Medium: 1 photographic print. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-nclc-00231 (color digital file from b&w original print) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. Call Number: LOT 7475, v. 1, no. 3651 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Notes: Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3651. Subjects: School children. Teachers. Cotton pickers. School attendance. United States--Texas--Corsicana. Format: Photographic prints. Collections: National Child Labor Committee Collection Part of: Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.) Bookmark This Record: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ncl2004004046/PP/
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