Dublin’s 19th Century Sweep School | Vintage Treasures

One of the most deplorable uses of child labour in 19th century Ireland was for the sweeping of chimneys. A master sweep would obtain very young boys, some as young as seven, to train as apprentice…

Source: Dublin’s 19th Century Sweep School | Vintage Treasures

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4 thoughts on “Dublin’s 19th Century Sweep School | Vintage Treasures

  1. Will we ever see an end to the exploitation of children? I did a post about Mother Jones this week. She organized a children’s march from Philadelphia to New York and made this exploitation a national news topic and yet, here we are, over a century later, with the same atrocities still taking place. I’ve never seen this particular photo, thanks for sharing it, Sarah.

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