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Description:

It was industrial labor of this type that Appalachian Trail founder Benton MacKaye saw as so damaging to the health and well-being of Americans. He hoped that his trail project would give workers like these men and boys at a glass works in 1909, the opportunity to spend a little time in nature, where they might heal some of the damage inflicted on them by the hazards of their work.

Collection:

Builders


Date:

1909

Creator:

Department of Commerce and Labor. Children's Bureau

Subject

Builders

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

National Archives and Records Administration

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Rights

No known restrictions

Citation

Department of Commerce and Labor. Children's Bureau, “Workers in Bridgeton, N.J. (1909),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed October 20, 2018, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/639.

Geolocation

Bridgeton Workers.jpg