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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.


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Worked my first job in that building during Summer 1966 waiting to go to college in fall. I read all three Lord of the Rings books that summer. Library is two blocks away. I read four science fiction books a week - most they would let you take out - until I read them all.

Indian Orchard - still there

Wow! Thanks!

Indian Orchard

Still there, almost down to the utility pole location he stood against.


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