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Avondale Mill Boys: November 1910. Birmingham, Ala. Workers in the Avondale Mills in Jefferson County. (The Avondale Mills in St. Clair County burned today in Pell City.) Smallest boy is John Tidwell. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. "I have to admit, it gets me every time I see kids in old pics working with no shoes on... I can't imagine having to work in a mill without any protection on my feet."
Family Plan: November 1908. Chester, South Carolina. Wylie Mill. Boy with calf is Pamento Benson. Raising it for beef. Has worked in mill 2 years. Mr. Benson said, Just as soon as the boys get old enough to handle a plow, we go straight back to the farm. Factory is no place for boys. Next to Pamento is Ray Benson, helper in the mill. Next Clarence Rost, works in mill. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.
Lewis Hine. Girl Worker in a Carolina Cotton Mill, 1908
1948 AVONDALE MILLS vintage print advertisement "Chief Red Eagle" ~ Avondale Mills Salute ... the Alabama Power Company and its 4000 employees ... Avondale Mills of Alabama ~