Child Labor in Glass Factories

By Colin Jung; posted September 30, 2003

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In the late 1800's and even into the early 1900's, the employment of children in the glass factories was a common practice. Photographer Lewis Hines documented the working conditions for these children. A written account can be found in Dreams of Glass, where William McLaughlin talks about working in the glass factory for Bob Good in Valverde, CO as a young boy.