|Group Portraits: Fish cutters
at a canning company in Maine. Ages range from 7 to 12. They live near the factory.
The 7-year-old boy in front, Byron Hamilton, has a badly cut finger but helps
his brother regularly. Behind him is his brother George, age 11, who cut his
finger half off while working. Ralph, on the left, displays his knife and
also a badly cut finger. They and many youngsters said they were always cutting
themselves. George earns a dollar some days usually 75 cents. Some of the others
say they earn a dollar when they work all day. At times they start at 7 a.m. and
work all day until midnight.
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