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Rosina Goyette: 1911

Rosina Goyette: 1911

September 1911. Winchendon, Mass. "Rosina Goyette, Maple Street. Apparently 12 but says she is 14; has steady job doffing and spinning in Spring Village Mill. Said at first she had been working six months, later she changed it to three weeks. Her partner said 'a few weeks.' " Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.


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Rosina Goyette: 1911

This is Joe Manning, of the Lewis Hine Project. I interviewed the granddaughter and daughter-in-law of Rosina. They live near me and visited my house. They had some terrific photos of her. Rosina lived to be 98 years old and was quite a colorful lady. You can see the whole story on my website.

It's Wednesday...

... of the Addams Family. Her full name was Wednesday Friday Addams.

What does "partner" mean?

What does "partner" mean? Is this girl married at her young age?

[It's a girl who works with her at the mill. - Dave]


Toto, I don't think were in Kansas anymore. Toto?...Toto???

Sad portrait

She looks like she is from the dead zone, not a pleasant childhood.

Rosina Goyette: 1911

This is Joe Manning, of the Lewis Hine Project. Rosina lived into her 90s. I recently interviewed her granddaughter. Hine took 40 photos in Winchendon in September of 1911. I have been researching all of them for the past six months. You can see a lot of what I have found on my website at

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