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Ware Shoals Mill, South Carolina

Ware Shoals Mill, South Carolina-some of my father's sibling never left this area and worked in this cotton mill and lived in mill owned housing.

American Manufacturing:  J Wingfield manufactures its Heritage collection fabrics in South Carolina using the latest in yarn spinning & fabric weaving technology. Our textile mill, originally opened in 1904

American Manufacturing: J Wingfield manufactures its Heritage collection fabrics in South Carolina using the latest in yarn spinning & fabric weaving technology. Our textile mill, originally opened in 1904

Dress, 1870s, Mme Gabrielle Rose silk faille dress, 1870s. Labeled Mme Gabrielle / Robes & Confections / 205 Rue St. Honoré, this elegant creation was designed by one of the premier couturiers of the 1860s and 1870s. The floral embroidery ornaments the bodice and the skirt, with its bustle and train. It was worn by Gertrude Ellen Dupuy who married Henry Shelton Sanford in 1864, both of wealthy American families. Charleston Museum, South Carolina.

Honoré, this elegant creation was designed by one of the premier couturiers of the and The floral.

Child labour in the United States-one of many children at work in Lancaster Cotton Mills in South Carolina by Lewis Hine (30 November 1908)

Child Labor in America. Unknown girl at the Whitnell Cotton Mill, North Carolina. Photographs of Child Labor by Lewis W.

Atherton Cotton Mill, Charlotte, North Carolina

The Incredible History of Charlotte’s Atherton Mill Might Surprise You

Abandoned towns and shattered dreams Any tour of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky or West Virginia seems like a trip through a fading past Textile mills and furniture factories relocated overseas or moved south of the American border through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The empty shells and abandoned buildings remain in various states of decay reminders of manufacturing jobs that will never return along with the prosperity that those jobs brought to…

Any tour of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky or West Virginia seems like a trip through a fading past. As I cruise the back roads and byways of our region, the rumble of my Harley&

Mama's Watching, the submission for the 9th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition in North Charleston, South Carolina, May 2015. Medium: African Textiles. Acrylic, Shells and Button Dimensions: H 48" x W 36"

Mama's Watching, the submission for the Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition in North Charleston, South Carolina, May Medium: African Textiles. Acrylic, Shells and Button Dimensions: H x W

On June 7th, 1929, violence erupted in Gastonia, North Carolina, when Gastonia police chief Orville Aderholt visited a camp that the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) had organized for workers on strike from Gastonia's Loray Mill. When the violence ended, Aderholt was dead and seventy-one people were detained for questioning. This month, Documenting the American South remembers the painful, contentious events of 1929 by highlighting materials from its collection which focus on issues of…

On June 7th, 1929, violence erupted in Gastonia, North Carolina, when Gastonia police chief Orville Aderholt visited a camp that the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) had organized for workers on strike from Gastonia's Loray Mill. When the violence ended, Aderholt was dead and seventy-one people were detained for questioning. This month, Documenting the American South remembers the painful, contentious events of 1929 by highlighting materials from its collection which focus on issues of…

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