Dublin’s 19th Century Sweep School | Vintage Treasures

Thanks to Sarah for sharing this image. Sadly, many children are still being exploited today.

First Night History

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…

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About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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3 Responses to Dublin’s 19th Century Sweep School | Vintage Treasures

  1. Thank you so much, Jean.

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  2. The sadness and unhappiness reflected on those faces breaks your heart, doesn’t it?

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    • They have the same look about them that you see on children in the same awful circumstances around the world today. You’re right Jack, it’s heartbreaking. That’s why I like the work that Christina Noble’s organization is doing for children and families in Mongolia.

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