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Collections >> The North Carolina Experience >> Document Menu >> 7 - No. 7. KESSLER MANUFACTURING CO. SALISBURY N. C. Superintendent Mason (only man in the picture) consented to taking photograph on condition that "things must be represented as they were." Here they are! No. 8. LORAY MILL, GASTONIA, N.C. Closing hour after twelve-hour day. One of the smallest boys said he had been in the mill two or three years. He is now twelve years old. No. 9. WAMPUM MANUFACTURING CO. LINCOLNTON, N. C. Photograph taken at noon hour. Investigator not allowed to take pictures inside the mill.
Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, 1866-1918, A. E. Seddon, A. H. Ulm, and Lewis Wickes Hine, 1874-1940
Child Labor in the Carolinas: [A]ccount of Investigations Made in the Cotton Mills of North and South Carolina, by Rev. A. E. Seddon, A. H. Ulm and Lewis W. Hine, under the Direction of the Southern Office of the National Child Labor Committee.
[New York]: [National Child Labor Committee], [1909].

No. 7.
KESSLER MANUFACTURING
CO.
SALISBURY N. C.
Superintendent Mason (only man in the picture) consented to taking photograph on condition that "things must be represented as they were." Here they are!
No. 8.
LORAY MILL,
GASTONIA, N.C.
Closing hour after twelve-hour day. One of the smallest boys said he had been in the mill two or three years. He is now twelve years old.
No. 9.
WAMPUM MANUFACTURING CO.
LINCOLNTON, N. C.
Photograph taken at noon hour. Investigator not allowed to take pictures inside the mill.

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Subjects:
  • Child labor--North Carolina--1900-1910.
  • Factories--North Carolina--1900-1910.
  • Mills--North Carolina--1900-1910.