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Warp Time: 1908

Warp Time: 1908

December 1908. Newton, North Carolina. "Boy at warping machine. Been there two years. Clyde Cotton Mill." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

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Character hardening

"I cannot imagine sitting there 10-12 hours a day, 6 days a week doing that boring work for 2 years.

In a boy's formative years such tedious mind numbing work couldn't possibly be good."

I beg to differ. That kid learned quick what hard work was, and from the looks of this photo was up to the task.

Mind numbing

I cannot imagine sitting there 10-12 hours a day, 6 days a week doing that boring work for 2 years.

In a boy's formative years such tedious mind numbing work couldn't possibly be good.

Been there two years..

...and boy, are my arms tired. ka ka thump.

A warping machine is

a machine which draws YARN from many PACKAGES, arranges the strands parallel in a prescribed sequence, and winds them on BEAMS for use in LOOMS.

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