Child mill workers at Avondale Mills, Birmingham, 1910. They worked as “doffers” – a worker who removes bobbins, pirns, or spindles holding spun fiber from the a spinning frame and replaces them with empty ones. It required speed and dexterity rather than strength.
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Crib trestle on the Columbia and Nehalem Valley Railroad. The Columbia and Nehalem Valley Railroad was a logging railroad for the Peninsular Lumber Company of Portland in the area around Columbia City, Oregon. Another Locomotive pulling railroad cars with logs over a different crib trestle in Oregon.
In the foreground of the photograph a group of women stain the wooden skeletons of the wings for a De Havilland DH-4 at the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company. At each station a group of women stain the wooden wings with an observer watching. In the background other employees are working and a stack of aircraft wing […]
Mrs. Battaglia, Tessie (12 years old), Tony (7 years old) live at 170 Mulberry St. in the rear house on the 5th floor in New York. They work as garment workers. Mrs. Battaglia’s husband was crippled by a fall. She works in the shop everyday except Saturdays, when the children sew with her at home. They […]