Labor – back in time


“I Scrubs” – Katie who Keeps House in West Forty-ninth Street, New York, 1892.”9 Yr-old Katie at the 52nd Street Industrial School, he asked what kind of work she did, & she answered, ‘I scrubs.’ Katie & her 3 older siblings took their own flat after their mother died & their father remarried. The older children worked in a hammock factory, & Katie kept house. When asked if she would pose for this picture, which showed in “Children of the Poor” Katie got up, without a question & without a smile.