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Mill no 1 from East Side of Outlet.jpg
This photograph dates to a time after construction of Mill #3 and its smokestack (which is visible at the right side of photograph). From across the Silver Lake Outlet we see Mill #1 and the smaller Mill #2 that was added on. In its distinctive way,…

Cripple Creek--color.jpg
Small mining town, located at nearly 10,000 feet, is best known for its gold rush history. This photograph appears in OpenValley because the Perry Knitting Company calculated that its production of Nitey Nite sleepers in 1952, if laid end to end,…

Cotton Harvesters.jpg
The full title of this photograph is "Three international pickers in a cotton field on Hopson Plantation, Mississippi Delta." It was taken by a photographer on contract with the Farm Services Administration, documenting agricultural practices and…

Wolcott--Day Laborers.jpg
The full title of this photograph is "Day laborers carrying sack of cotton from field to cotton house to be weighed, Marcella Plantation, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi." It was taken by a photographer hired by the Farm Security Administration during…

Cotton Spinning--1880.jpg
Two maps from an historical atlas show the rise of a southern textile industry, especially during the early 20th century. By 1926, the long-dominant New England region of textile manufactures was about even with the south; in another twenty years it…

Cotton--1900.jpg
Map illustrates US Census data as to cotton production per square mile. As of this time, the "Cotton Kingdom" of Frederick Law Olmstead's 1861 book still is similar in its geographical extent. In the decades ahead production would shift westward to…

Cotton Manufacturing.jpg
This simplified chart from US Census data shows how dramatically the location of cotton manufacturing in the US shifted from New England to the Southern states. There were several causes, including proximity to cotton fields, newer machinery, and…

Textile Employment.png
This graph shows dramatic effects caused by the globalization of manufacturing over the last few decades. While virtually all US sectors have suffered, it has been by far the worst in the textiles and apparel industry--with 70% and 85% job loss,…
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