Labor – back in time


Pinboys Frank Jarose (said he was 11 years old), Joseph Philip (5 years old) and Willie Payton (said he was 11 years old) stand in front of the Les Miserables Alleys. Frank made $3.72 the previous week. Joseph worked until midnight every weeknight and made $2.25 a week. Willie made over $2 a week and worked every night until midnight. The Les Miserables Alleys was located in Lowell, Massachusetts, this photo was taken in October 1911.