Workers in Bridgeton, N.J. (1909)
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.
Department of Commerce and Labor. Children's Bureau
FormatBlack and white photograph
National Archives and Records Administration
RightsNo known restrictions
Department of Commerce and Labor. Children's Bureau, “Workers in Bridgeton, N.J. (1909),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed June 1, 2023, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/639.