Some old working photos from Alabama History on this Labor Day...what kind of work did your Great-Grandparents do?
Children working in a Cotton Mill in Pell City, Alabama. The photograph was taken in 1910. Notice the cotton fibers on the children's clothing.
Bessie mine, Jefferson County, Alabama
Charlie Foster has a steady job in the Merrimack Mills in Huntsville. School Record says he is now ten years old. His father told me that he could not read, and still he is putting him into the mill.
School children rehearsing Maypole festivity in Gee's Bend, Alabama: photo by Marion Post Wolcott, May 1939 (Farm Security Administration)
|Dexter Avenue, late 1800's|
Records of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
locomotive number 209 in Decatur, Alabama, taken around 1915.
Whatever your work, a Happy Labor Day 2014!