Kids Coin Purse
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Cotton and polyester
- 5 1/2 X 4 inches
- Hand washable
- Cold water, mild soap, dry flat
Carefully hand cut and sewn to show the beauty of the woven print, this coin purse is proudly made in the U.S.A. Depicting cute pictures of kids of the world, this purse is a fun and bright reminder of the promise of youth.
In the early 20th century, it was common for children, some as young as four, to work in America’s factories, mines, fields, canneries, and tenement sweatshops. In 1910, children under the age of 15 made up 18.4 percent of the nation’s workforce. Outraged reformers began a campaign to end child labor in the United States. By 1915, several states had passed child labor laws. Congress twice enacted legislation that the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional. A constitutional amendment restricting child labor passed Congress in 1924, but the necessary number of states failed to approve the amendment. In 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed, prohibiting most children under age 16 from working in industry.
More information about abolishing child labor can be found within records of rights, a National Archives permanent exhibit, following the history of the ongoing struggle of Americans to define, attain, and protect their rights.