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"No Time for School in 1911- Shown is a typical group of youngsters, aged nine to fourteen, at the end of a ten-hour shift in a W. Va coal mine in 1911. A day's wages averaged 50-75 cents. Known as 'breaker boys,' these children worked six days a week breaking up large chunks of coal, picking out slate and other impurities, and greasing coal cars. The A.F. of L. fought for passage of effective child labor laws to prohibit such exploitation of youthful workers in many mines, mills and factories."