September 15, 1845: Earlier in the year, 5,000 women cotton mill workers in and around Pittsburgh go on strike for a 10-hour day and an end to child labor. Months into the strike, hundreds marched on the Blackstock Mill, one of the largest in the area. The women broke down the factory's gates and forcibly expelled the scabs, while the men who accompanied them kept the police at bay.
Some of the girls from the Chace Cotton Mill, Burlington, Vt. Girl on left hand end is Cora Collette. Girl in middle is Anna Grenier. Been in mill 2 years. 6 P.M. May 5, 1909. Location: Burlington, Vermont.
Worker at Regent Cotton Mill owned by the Lancashire Cotton Corporation Limited, in Failsworth, Manchester, Circa 1935. The mill opened in 1906, closing 1958. The Lancashire Cotton Corporation Limited was incorporated 23rd January 1929, and became the wor Stock Photo