Friday, June 22, 2012

Lewis Hine - Mill Workers

Hine took hundreds of pictures of children working in textile mills. Here's the first group of these, all taken of children actually at work in the mills.

 A little spinner in the Mollahan Mills, Newberry, S.C. She was tending her "sides" like a veteran, but after I took the photo, the overseer came up and said in an apologetic tone that was pathetic, "She just happened in." December 3, 1908

 Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, 
Vermont, 1910

 Adrienne Pagnette, an adolescent French illiterate, speaks almost no English. Is probably 14 or 15. Doffs on top floor spinning room in Glenallen Mill, Winchendon, Massachusetts, 1911

 Bibb Mill No. 1. Many youngsters here. Some boys were so small they had to climb up on the spinning frame to mend the broken threads and put back the empty bobbins. 
Macon, Georgia, 1909

 Cheney Silk Mills. Favorable working conditions. 
South Manchester, Connecticut, 1924

 Girl beginning to spin. Many of these there. Lincolnton, North Carolina, 1908

Lincoln Cotton Mills, Evansville, Indiana. Girls at weaving machine; warpers, 1908

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