Joseph Adams & Richard Fitzgerald 1911 Massachusetts

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Joseph Adams & Richard Fitzgerald in 1911 at the Eclipse Mills.

I guess the child labor laws in the early 20th century were pretty lax? This is a picture of children who worked in the Eclipse Mills in Massachusetts in 1911. On the right is Richard Fitzgerald, 53 Montgomery St. On the left is Joseph Adams 107 Front St. The boy in the center is not identified, nor are any of the women and the boy at the far right. Both boys who are identified worked in the "twisting room" where cotton thread was twisted to make cording. the Eclipse Mills were located in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
at Eclipse Mills, North Adams, MA USA


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