Nine-year-old Johnnie and the shucking-boss, in Dunbar, Louisiana, March 1911. Shucking is the process of removing shells from shellfish.
The original caption states that the shucking boss pictured was also a 'padrone', an employer who exploits immigrant workers. The caption continues that for four years he has brought these people from Baltimore.
The photo was taken by Lewis Hine, the Americansociologist and photographer, whose work was instrumental in changing child labour laws in the United States.
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