US Print Cloth Production by Region, 1889-1939

Cotton Manufacturing.jpg

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Title

US Print Cloth Production by Region, 1889-1939

Description

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 lower wages for workers.

The Perry Knitting Company was a relative anomaly during this period, hanging on while most northern textile production relocated or went out of business. But even during the firm's heyday it's clear that economic trends were running another direction.

Creator

Smith, Thomas Russell
Cooper, Ken

Date

1944

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

jpeg, 108 KB

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Original Format

Digital graph