Sunday, January 29, 2017

Teenage female Labor in the flower factory. Boston, January 29, 1917

Margaret Reddington, age 14.  Powdering roses at the Boston Floral Supply Company.

Celina Melcionno, 14 years old, waxing flowers at the Boston Floral Supply Company.

Sadie Singer, age 15, Boston Floral Supply Company, racking flowers.

Margaret Ciampa, 14 years old, finishing flowers.

Corinne Le May, 15 years old, bunching sweet peas.

Left to right, Beatrice Sicco, Pauline Steele,and Mary Donahue, all 15 years old, working on flowers.

I can't help but wonder how many of these teenage girls were immigrants themselves or first generation Americans.  Lots of Irish and Italian last names in there.

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