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Women Working in the Dan River Mills

Cotton Mill Workers

Women tend to the production of thread at the Dan River Cotton Mills in Danville in this undated photograph from the twentieth century.

Citation: Picture file from the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond News-Leader, Accession #9698, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Phil I. Flournoy

Created: Twentieth century

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

A Spinner at Dan River Mills

A woman working at the Dan River Mills in Danville in the 1940s tends a long row of bobbins being wound with thread on spinning frames. Women who performed this job were known as spinners, and they had to move quickly up and down rows of bobbins, repairing any breaks or snags in the thread. Demand for textiles was high at the time because of World War II military orders.

Citation: Picture file from the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond News-Leader, Accession #9698, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Phil I. Flournoy

Created: ca. 1940s

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Woman Tending Machinery at Dan River Mills

A woman working at the Dan River Mills in Danville in the 1940s tends a spooling frame that combines thread from ten to fifteen bobbins to create yarn. Demand for textiles was high at the time because of World War II military orders.

Citation: Picture file from the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond News-Leader, Accession #9698, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: ca. 1940s

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • Cotton Mill Workers

    Women tend to the production of thread at the Dan River Cotton Mills in Danville in this undated photograph from the twentieth century.

    Citation: Picture file from the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond News-Leader, Accession #9698, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Phil I. Flournoy

    Created: Twentieth century

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • A Spinner at Dan River Mills

    A woman working at the Dan River Mills in Danville in the 1940s tends a long row of bobbins being wound with thread on spinning frames. Women who performed this job were known as spinners, and they had to move quickly up and down rows of bobbins, repairing any breaks or snags in the thread. Demand for textiles was high at the time because of World War II military orders.

    Citation: Picture file from the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond News-Leader, Accession #9698, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Phil I. Flournoy

    Created: ca. 1940s

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Woman Tending Machinery at Dan River Mills

    A woman working at the Dan River Mills in Danville in the 1940s tends a spooling frame that combines thread from ten to fifteen bobbins to create yarn. Demand for textiles was high at the time because of World War II military orders.

    Citation: Picture file from the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond News-Leader, Accession #9698, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: ca. 1940s

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections