"Worked to the Bone" Summary
Updated: 4/20/2020
"Worked to the Bone" Summary
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  • "Worked to the Bone" SummaryBy: Ivanka Joshi
  • Scene 1: It's 1904, and Leo, Martha and Floyd go to work in a factory. They are ages 10,9 and 6 years old. They have to work for 10 to 12 hours in dusty conditions. Many children developed lung diseases.
  • Sleep and get rest before going back to work.
  • Scene 2: The National Child Labor Committee was created in 1904 and Lewis Hines stated taking photos of kids working in factories. The NCLC said that his photos would show the public the horrible conditions.
  • Scene 5: Hines' photos started appearing in newspapers and it surprised the public. This made it harder for him into get into factories, having to disguise himself to do so. He goes to a factory in Georgia, where he meets Martha. She gives him her information such as age and name, and she also tells him that the has an older brother and had a younger brother.
  • Scene 6: Martha and Leo go back home after working. Martha informs her mother that she made 42 cents. Martha must eat and get rest because she has to go back to work in a few hours.
  • Scene 7: Hine spent 10 years collecting photos of working kids. In 1938, he is broke and forgotten. He is reading a newspaper in a park with his wife. It says that President Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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