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Thread Mill Boys: 1916

Thread Mill Boys: 1916

June 19, 1916. Fall River, Massachusetts. "Noon Hour -- Kerr Thread. Little boy in front always gets jollied and he answers the men back as tough as you please. Father in saloon. Boy went in to get money. Saloon on Pleasant Street in Flint Village." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Camaraderie

The energy in this photograph is wonderful.

"Father in saloon"

So, was Dad working the bar, or drinking away Sonny's earnings?

Jolly Boy

Little boy in front always gets jollied and he answers the men back as tough as you please.

Just wondering, what exactly did "jollied" mean back then?

[Teased or kidded would be my guess. - Dave]

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