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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Factories

Sunray: 1942

Sunray: 1942

Worker at carbon black plant. Sunray, Texas. 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon.

 

2:23: 1941

2:23: 1941

Ayer Mill clock tower, Lawrence, Massachusetts. January 1941. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Boy Sweeper: 1908

Boy Sweeper: 1908

October 1908. "Boy Sweeper and Carding Machines, Lincoln Cotton Mills, Evansville, Indiana." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Bleach Room Boys: 1910

Bleach Room Boys: 1910

Bleach room boys, Pacific Mills. Lawrence, Massachusetts. December 1910. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Not Pictured: Hector DuBois

Not Pictured: Hector DuBois

Group in front of Indian Orchard Mfg. Co. Everyone in photo was working there. Boy not photographed: Hector Dubois, 24 Water St., doffer who crushed finger in pump. Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. September 1911. View full size.

 

Doffed All Summer: 1911

Doffed All Summer: 1911

Stephen Warren, 284 Main St., Indian Orchard. Has doffed all summer in Indian Orchard Mfg. Co. Quit a few days ago but expects to get another job soon. Says he will not go to school. Location: Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. September 1911. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. In a textile mill, the doffer removes the bobbins from a carding machine once they are full, having been wound with wool yarn or cotton thread. View full size.

 

Clarence Noel: 1911

Clarence Noel: 1911

Clarence Noel, 138 Main St., Indian Orchard. Doffer in Hodges Fibre Carpet Co. of Indian Orchard Mfg. Co. Said "made seven dollars last week." Location: Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. September 1911. Clarence is in a number of the other Indian Orchard photos on this site. View full size.

 
 
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