Workers such as Myrtle Bagwell, who was one of the youngest spinners in Spartan Mills in 1912, would not be spinning cotton in the U.S. today because of child labor laws
CREDIT: Hine, Lewis, photographer. “Myrtle Bagwell, One of the Youngest Spinners in Spartan Mills, Spartanburg, South Carolina,” 1912. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-90638.