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  • Cheryl Hayes

    Lowell Mill girls

  • Molly deBoisblanc

    Due to the success of Lowell's factory, Francis and his partners decided to build a new factory.The mills hired farm girls and called them "Lowell Girls." They worked over 12 hours a day in loud noise. The girls came to Lowell because the payment was high. Women supervised the workers and made them follow harsh rules and go to to church. They would commonly quit working when they got married. When the 1830s came around,the profits lessened and the payments dropped.

  • Casey Eich

    Occupation. Textile workers. Working women of the Civil War era, unusually short skirts. SKANKS!!

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