"I'm not going to school this year; I started working at the Kalamazoo Playing Card factory sorting cards into full decks for 66 cents a day. A lot of kids work here doing the sorting. Next year my sister Dora will start too when she's 15. It helps papa a lot that I'm working. He drives a coach."
Nona Parker, white female, age 15
Captions: Playing cards made by the Kalamazoo Playing Card Company (KVM collection); Exterior of factory with workers in 1905 (KVM collection).
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