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"These all work in Cleveland Hosiery Mills. The very youngest one (with curls) said, "I ravels and picks up." Small boy in another mill said, "Over in Cleveland, they work em so little, they have to stand em on boxes to reach." Children here and in the hosiery mills generally seemed better dressed and in better condition than in spinning mills. Cleveland, Tenn, December 1910"
1952 photo of the Brock Candy Company in Chattanooga. My mother worked here in the late 60's early 70's.
Basement stairs outside the house--lift the doors and go down the stairs. The reason the stairs were outside the house is so the coal could be delivered to the basement near the furnace. Yes...the coal....
Three Welsh Coal Miners Just Up from the Pits After a Day's Work in Coal Mine in Wales