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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Indian Orchard Mills: 1911

Indian Orchard Mills: 1911

Group in front of Indian Orchard Mfg. Co. Everyone in public was working. Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. September 1911. Uncropped full image.

 

Indian Orchard Mills

I just searched out images for the mill that I discovered my Great-Great Grandfather worked at in 1879. He came down from Montpelier, Vermont for this.

Pipe smoker

I love the kid smoking the pipe. Bet it doesn't contain bubble water either.

 
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