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Image from page 54 of "Catalogue of the Hampton Normal & Agricultural Institute, at Hampton, Virginia, for the academical year .." (1869)

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Title: Catalogue of the Hampton Normal & Agricultural Institute, at Hampton, Virginia, for the academical year ..

Year: 1869 (1860s)

Authors: Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute

Subjects: Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute

Publisher: Hampton : Institute Steam Press

Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

 

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, and arepaid from five to eight cents an hour. Last year they not only made1319 garments, but did other work, and earned $653.42. HOUSEHOLD DEPARTMENT. MISS CHARLOTTE L. MACKIE, HOUSEKEEPER;MISS SUSAN P. HARROLD, MATRON. The young women of the Middle and Senior class are instructed inthe art of making bread and of plain cooking, and all the girls dohousework, washing, and ironing, throughout the course. Their labor is under careful supervision. The work rooms of allkinds are as pleasant as any in the institution; the dignity of labor 47 is thus recognized; it is not and cannot be regarded as in the leastdegrading to or unworthy of those who are in a course of study. ENGINEER DEPARTMENT AND SHOPS. J. B. H. GOFF, MANAGER. A powerful and complete Hunneman hand machine, six inch cylin-der and thirteen inch stroke, with seven hundred feet of hose, is inconstant readiness in case of fire. Auxiliary to this is the steam pumpof Virginia Hall with two hundred feet of hose, capable of flooding

 

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SEWING ROOM. that building. These are in charge of the engineer who is an expe-rienced fireman. The students form a fire brigade and are drilled withthe engine. There are, usually, a number of carpenters, blacksmiths, painters,shoe-makers and other tradesmen among the students who are as-signed to their trades in suitable quarters, and thus pay their way.They work under the general direction of the engineer, In theseshops agricultural machinery and steam heating apparatus are re-paired, and damaged articles, such as broken chairs, benches andbedsteads, are made good. 48 Serviceable and durable iron bedsteads and washstands are manu-factured of gas pipe; wooden tables and other plain furniture is madefor students rooms. The engineer superintends the agricultural engine, and in summer,with the engine and thresher, travels about the country, earningabout four hundred dollars a year by threshing wheat. He also is the school Commissary, buying supplies for the school;and families on the pl

 

 

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