Tennessee Historic photos, documents, and people

December, 1910

Street Bretzau, who is a "Tube-boy" in the mule-room of Richmond Spinning Mill, East Lake. Mule spinning is apparently more dangerous than ring spinning. (See bandaged finger.) Photo during working hou

December, 1910

Young spinners and doffers in Richmond Spinning Mills, taken during working hours. Smallest girl said she had been working there for months. The other girl said she didn't know how long. Location: Cha

All working in May Hosiery Mills, youngest boy admitted ten years of age and been working there 9 months. He is already afflicted with eye-trouble and carries his head much on one side. Location: Nash

November, 1910

The whole force in Elk Cotton Mills. Tiny boy in white waist on extreme left, "Just helps his mother," the Superintendent said. Next boy to him is Leo, with a "steady job," see photo 1753. Location: F

June, 1937

Memphis, Tennessee. Cotton hoers are transported to the fields daily during the season. Truck drivers are paid by the planters and serve as "runners" to recruit the men. Trucks leave at five o'clock in

October, 1943

Washington, D.C. In a health education class, students in turn submit their personality problems to a panel, which leads a class discussion. The girl in the foreground is the subject of discussion. Woo

January, 1943

Washington, D.C. The schedule for use of the boardinghouse bathroom is worked out so that each person has eight minutes in the morning. It is social suicide to ignore the schedule and cause a tie-up li

September, 1943

A Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee, and the terminals. At travelers' aid desk in the bus terminal at Memphis, Tennessee. Servicemen ask for help in finding rooms, qui

September, 1943

A Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee, and the terminals. At travelers' aid desk in the bus terminal at Memphis, Tennessee. Servicemen ask for help in finding rooms, qui