Item #19054 Women Working In a Textile Factory Albumen Photograph, 1905. Women Employment, 20th Century.

Women Working In a Textile Factory Albumen Photograph, 1905.

[Women Employment], 20th Century

Original Photo

[Women Employment] Albumen photograph of two women and a male supervisor working in a textile factory, 1905. Measures 6" x 8.5". The photographer captures two women in modest long day dresses, leaning upon a large table filled with various textiles and cloths. Beside them, a man in a large black top hat stands stoically, as his hands rest behind his back. In the background, piles of cloth and textiles lay upon large tables, and large pipes connect on the ceiling. During the second half of the 19th and early 20th century, women began to work in textile, clothing factories, workshops, coal mines, tin mines, commerce, and on farms. Many women were employed in small industries including shirt creation, nail making, chain production, and shoe stitching. Consequently, these were known as "sweated industries", as the working hours were lengthy with low pay. Factories organized work along the lines of gender-–with men performing the supervisory roles and work which was categorized as "skilled". The edges are minorly worn, and the bottom right edge is cut, not affecting the image. In very good condition.

Item #19054

Price: $175.00