"I have been in America for five years. We came here from Holland, and I need to help the family with expenses. I work at the Kalamazoo Stationery Company, packing boxes. There are about 14 other guys my age that work here too. We make about 74 cents a day."
- Thomas Blink, white male, age 15
Captions: Harry McShane, age 16, 1908 (Cinncinati Historical Society); Interior of Ihling Bros. Everard Company circa 1910 (KVM collection).
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