Gang system of child labour, c1885. Teams of children were formed by a contractor or 'ganger' and hired out to farmers as agricultural labour for tasks such as sowing and hoeing. They would be made to worked for 8 or 9 hours a day and often had to walk 3 or 4 miles to and from work. The practice was particularly widespread in East Anglia. From The Sunday at Home, London, 1869 (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
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January 28th, 2021
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