Field-workers, Amer. Sumatra Tobacco Co. The Supt. called the boys out to the end of the rows and we found 47 boys from 9 to 15 years old, all working but could not get hold of them all. The Supt. said, “We have to hire boys because we can’t get men to do the work.” Many of them live in Hartford, Conn., and go back and forth on the trolley.
Group of field-workers at Hunttings’ Tobacco Farm. One of 9 years, two of 11 yrs., 8 of 12 yrs., 5 of 13 yrs., 3 of 14 yrs., 1 of 15. Four of 11 and 12 had gone home and were not counted. Most of these get $1.50 a day. Location: Rockwell, Connecticut