Why don't you put this boy to work in the factory...

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VCU_Cartoons Mag_NC 1300_C37 v3 n2 Feb 1913 p103 Give Him a Chance rsz.jpg

Title

Why don't you put this boy to work in the factory...

Description

Editorial cartoon by Boardman Robinson. Originally published in the New York Tribune. Republished here in Cartoons Magazine vol. 3, no. 2 (February 1913), p. 103. 

A man with a bowler hat, cane, and cigar looks down at a small barefoot boy standing next to his mother. The mother and child are not so well dressed as the man. 

Caption: "Why don't you put this boy to work in the factory with your other children?" 
"I thought I'd try to raise ONE." 

In an oval at bottom right of the page, two children wrapped in rags against the cold look up at the cartoon.

Creator

Robinson, Boardman

Source

Cartoons Magazine, vol. 3, no. 2 (February 1913), p.103. Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1913 February

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

The organization that has made the Item available believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information. 
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Notes

Learn more: 
Child labor, Social Welfare History Image Portal 
Children Who Labor (film), Social Welfare History Project 
National Child Labor Committee, Social Welfare History Project 
Editorial cartoons, Social Welfare History Image Portal 

Citation

Robinson, Boardman, “Why don't you put this boy to work in the factory...,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed November 15, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/388.