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Larry the Doffer: 1916

Larry the Doffer: 1916

June 1916. Fall River, Massachusetts. "Lawrence Burns, 14, doffer in Pocasset mill. 43 Langley Street. Eye defect." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

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Lint heads

Just wondering: Did they call people who worked in textile mills up north lint heads like they did down South? Seems that every time I made a newspaper move over the past 50 years it was to another mill town: Columbus, Ga., Opelika, Ala., Altavista, Va., Durham, N.C. Now all those textile mills have been turned into loft apartments. In Durham, the tobacco mills also.

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