Lewis Wickes Hines (1874-1940)
- Lewis Hines: Wikipedia Page
- Lewis Hines: Self Portrait
- National Child Labor Committee
- Lewis Wickes Hine — photos from the Library of Congress Digitial Collection
History of Textile Mills
- Textiles (on ncpedia.org)
- Factories and mill villages
- Work in a Textile Mill
- Mill Village Photo
- Mill village and factor: Voices
- Textile League Baseball
Franklinsville Manufacturing Company
- Deep River Trails:: A rail-trail and a historic trail in Franklinville, NC
- Deep River Trails: Franklinsville Manufacturing Company
- FranklinvilleHistory: An Original North Carolina Mill Village, 1838-1978
Deep River Mills
- Deep River Cotton Factories in the Civil War from Nots on the History of Randolph County, NC
- Stoppage of the Deep River Mill, 1912
- Fire in Randleman Cotton Mill, 1914
- Deep River Mills in Randleman, NC, 1915
- Some history of the Deep River Mills, 05 Aug 1917
- Discussion of Pomona and Deep River Mills, 1919
- Loray Mill Project — UNC College of Arts and Sciences
- Historic American Engineering Record Loray Mill (pdf)
- Gastonia: The Story of the Loray Mill Strike
General Overview Information
- Change in the Textile Mill Villages of South Carolina’s Upstate During the Modern South Era : Master thesis by Claire E Jamieson
- A row of houses of the cotton mill people. Lydia Mills, Clinton, S.C. Witness, Sara R. Hine. Dec. 2, 1908. L.W.H. Location: Clinton, South Carolina.
- Sanford Cotton Mill. Accident case. Carl Thornburg a 12 year old boy who went to work at 11. A few weeks ago he caught his arm in the “lapper” machine, and broke it in 2 places. He said: “I sure didn’t mean to. Was jus goin through the lapper room an fust thing I knew everything went black.” The family is hard-up. Father is a paralytic. Here is a real chance for a mill to do a benevolent deed by making some recompense to this crippled boy and his paralytic father. They think it’s charity to give a boy work under legal age, but when he is injured they forget that side of it. No suggestion of any kind of recompense has been heard. Jim Browning said he was 12 years old, but that is doubtful. Has worked 6 months here; gets 50 cents a day. Is in the 2nd grade at school. Location: Sanford, North Carolina.
- Drawing frames – five strands are drawn into one, White Oak Mills, Greensboro, N.C.
- Weaving cotton cloth, Dallas Cotton Mills, Dallas, Texas
- Spinners in a cotton mill. See 2134(?).
- Hine # 2134 Dependent (able-bodied) Parents. Smith Family, West Point, Miss. Three girls (in front) work in the mill. This boy and others work up town. Came from an Alabama farm six months ago. Smallest spinner runs two sides. “Father just putters around. Don’t work steady.” “We all like the mill work better’n the hot sun on farm.” House barren and run down. Location: West Point, Mississippi.
- Sunday ball game. All work, (a help) in Laurel (Miss.) Cotton Mill. Location: Laurel, Mississippi.
- Boy at warping machine, Catawba Cotton Mill, Newton, N.C. Location: Newton, North Carolina.
- Operator repairing break in thread in warp winding. Laurel cotton mills, Laurel, Mississippi
- Young boy on warping machine Elk Cotton Mills. Location: Fayetteville, Tennessee.
- Young doffers in Elk Cotton Mills. Location: Fayetteville, Tennessee.
- A doffer boy in Globe Cotton Mill, Augusta, Ga. Location: Augusta, Georgia.
- Winding machine, where large cylinders of warp are prepared for later use in weaving cloth. Laurel mills, Mississippi
- No. 1. Card Room, Massachusetts Mills in Georgia. Lindale, Ga.
- Weaving room, cotton mill, Augusta, Ga., U.S.A.
- Operator of thread-making machine. Laurel cotton mill, Laurel, Mississippi
- Warping room, cotton mill, Augusta, Ga., U.S.A
- 1861-1865 — Civil War
- 1870s — Textiles were the one of the few southern industries to see growth
- 1880s — “Cotton Mill Campaign” led by William Gregg, Henry Hammett and Daniel Tompkins
- 1898 — Spanish American War
- 1903 — NC enacted a child labor law, prohibiting children younger than 12 from working
- 1905 — One half of all southern looms and spindles were within a one hundred miles radius of Charlotte
- 1913 — Lewis Wickes Hine photographs children working in textile mills
- 1917 — WWI
- 1929 — Loray mill strike in Gastonia, NC
- 1930 — Decline of the textile mills