Nannie Coleson, looper, at a textile mill
Eleven year old Nannie Colson can be seen working as a looper at the Crescent Hosiery Mill in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. Sitting in a chair in front of a hosiery machine, she is absorbed in her work. She is so short that she is at eye-level with the machine. Next to her, a woman works at the same job. A looper attaches a toe portion to a sock.
Hine, Lewis Wickes, photographer. Nannie Coleson, looper who said she was 11 years old, and has been working in the Crescent Hosiery Mill for some months. Makes about $3 a week. Has been through the 5th grade in school. She is bright, but unsophisticated. Told investigator, "There are other little girls in the mill too. One of them, says she's 13, but she doesn't look any older than me."Location: Scotland Neck, North Carolina. Scotland Neck United States North Carolina, 1914. November. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018677755/.
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