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Clarence Wool: 1910

Clarence Wool: 1910

September 1910. North Pownal, Vermont. "Clarence Wool, 11 years. Spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill. Worked only during vacation." Photograph (original glass negative) and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.


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This looks suspiciously like Clarence Noel

Take a look at this picture:

Doesn't the boy, 2nd from right, look just like this "Clarence Wool"? If so, and I think so, then the last name looks like it is Noel, and it doesn't much look like he was on vacation.

William Slater

I am now very happy that, I have been loging in to to a site one hundred years of useful service, to the mankind!

Please show some pictures of a mill started by William Slater, who was trained at Manchester mills and came with that knowledge, with out any written text, and started one Textile mills at Pawtucket, Rhode island, just on his personal memory lines !

After work


Blessings on thee, little man,
Barefoot boy with cheek of tan!
With thy turned-up pantaloons,
And thy merry whistled tunes;
With thy red lip, redder still
Kissed by strawberrys on the hill;
With the sunshine on thy face,
Through thy torn brim's jaunty grace;
From my heart I give thee joy,--
I was once a barefoot boy.

-- John Greenleaf Whittier

Back to the basics

Oddly enough, as poignant as they are, it is nice to see these photos after all of the glitz and glamour of NYC.

I had to say it:

What a suitable name!

It's like: Hey, I'm Ted Sponge, and I'm a teacher.
Lovely picture.
Lovely page!

Less haunted than Addie

He seems to be more cheerful than Addie Card. I wonder if they knew each other.

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