One of the spinners in Whitnel Cotton Mill, December 1908

Original Caption: One of the spinners in Whitnel Cotton Mill. She was 51 inches high. Has been in the mill one year. Sometimes works at night. Runs 4 sides - 48 [cents] a day. When asked how old she was, she hesitated, then said, I don't remember, then confidentially, I'm not old enough to work, but do just the same. Out of 50 employees, ten children about her size. Whitnel, N.C, December 1908

 

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 102-LH-462

 

Photographer: Hine, Lewis

 

 

Subjects:

Child Labor

National Child Labor Committee

Working Conditions

Factory

 

 

Persistent URL: research.archives.gov/description/523145

 

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Taken in December 1908