Shorpy.com has a collection of images taken by Lewis Wickes Hine that shows what life was like 100 years ago (before child labor laws). It is an interesting history lesson. Maybe you can show it to your kid the next time they complain about not having enough iTunes credit. Thanks to Make Magazine Blog for the find.
Shorpy.com is a photo blog about what life a hundred years ago was like: How people looked and what they did for a living, back when not having a job usually meant not eating. We’re starting with a collection of photographs taken in the early 1900s by Lewis Wickes Hine as part of a decade-long field survey for the National Child Labor Committee, which lobbied Congress to end the practice. One of his subjects, a young coal miner named Shorpy Higginbotham, is the site’s namesake.