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Mill Collection

Background imageMill Collection: Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s

Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s
Workers in a crown-glass factory, Great Britain, early 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s

Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s
Manufacturing glass at a flint-glass factory, Great Britain, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Spokane, Washington, 1880s

Spokane, Washington, 1880s
Spokane Falls before the great fire, Washington Territory, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Colonial sawmill, Virginia, 1600s

Colonial sawmill, Virginia, 1600s
Water-powered sawmill used in Jamestown Colony before 1650. Hand-colored woodcut from " Virginia Truly Valued" by Edward Williams, 1650

Background imageMill Collection: Cloth labels from American textile mills, 1800s

Cloth labels from American textile mills, 1800s
Labels for cloth woven at 19th-century textile mills, displayed in Lowell, Massachusetts. Photograph

Background imageMill Collection: Jacquard loom, 1880s

Jacquard loom, 1880s
Woman worker using a mechanized Jacquard loom, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illlustration

Background imageMill Collection: Sutters Mill, site of the first gold discovery in California

Sutters Mill, site of the first gold discovery in California
Sutters Mill replica on the American River, where the Gold Rush began, Coloma, California. Digital photograph

Background imageMill Collection: Brandywine Creek industry, Delaware, 1800s

Brandywine Creek industry, Delaware, 1800s
Old mills along Brandywine Creek, Delaware, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Busy Seattle harbor, circa 1890

Busy Seattle harbor, circa 1890
Bird s-eye view of Seattle, Washington Territory, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Machine-spun thread on a bobbin in the Lowell mills

Machine-spun thread on a bobbin in the Lowell mills
Bobbins with machine-spun thread, Boott Cotton Mills, Lowell, Massachusetts. Photograph

Background imageMill Collection: New England textile factory, 1800s

New England textile factory, 1800s
Sugar River textile mill in Newport, New Hampshire, about 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Working in a shoe factory, late 1800s

Working in a shoe factory, late 1800s
Shoe industry worker making lasts, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Pittsburgh from the Ohio River, 1880s

Pittsburgh from the Ohio River, 1880s
Steel mills darken the sky over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Medieval manor and fields

Medieval manor and fields
Arrangement of manor lands and a farming village in the late Middle Ages. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Child laborers inspected in Britain, 1880s

Child laborers inspected in Britain, 1880s
English government inspector visiting child workers in a factory, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Sawmills in Maine, 1850s

Sawmills in Maine, 1850s
Timber fed into sawmills on the Penobscot River at Old Town, Maine, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Riverboats approaching Pittsburgh, 1850s

Riverboats approaching Pittsburgh, 1850s
City of Pittsburgh, viewed from the Ohio River, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Producing flour in a windmill, Nantucket, 1800s

Producing flour in a windmill, Nantucket, 1800s
Grain hopper inside a windmill on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00154

BUSN2A-00154
Duquesne steel factories at night, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1900 Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00149

BUSN2A-00149
Iron industry workers manufacturing steel in England, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Early gristmill in Ohio Territory, 1789

Early gristmill in Ohio Territory, 1789
Water-powered mill on Wolf Creek, a tributary of the Muskingum River, Ohio Territory, 1789. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Knitting mill workers

Knitting mill workers
Workers at their machines in a knitting mill, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Textile workers collecting their pay, 1890s

Textile workers collecting their pay, 1890s
Payday in the weaving department of a textile mill, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00257

BUSN2A-00257
Girl throwing clay to drive out air in a pottery factory, Trenton New Jersey, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00004

BUSN2A-00004
Textile workers in a northern mill, mid-1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00042

BUSN2A-00042
Lowell girls weaving in Massachusetts textile mills, 1850s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00069

BUSN2A-00069
Pinkerton men leaving Carnegie Steel Works during the Homestead Riot, 1892. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: EVNT2A-00311

EVNT2A-00311
Henry Biglers diary entry marking James Marshalls gold discovery at Sutters Mill, California, 1848. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageMill Collection: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1870s

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1870s
Downtown Milwaukee looking west from the waterfront of Lake Michigan, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00050

BUSN2A-00050
Boott Cotton Mills on the Merrimac River in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00051

BUSN2A-00051
Textile mills line the Merrimac and Concord rivers in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1830s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00262

BUSN2A-00262
Steel industry workers at the coke furnaces of Pennsylvania, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2P-00075

BUSN2P-00075
Power looms inside the Boott Cotton Mills, Lowell National Historical Park, Massachusetts. Photograph

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2P-00097

BUSN2P-00097
Fabric label for cloth woven in Lowell mills, Boott Cotton Mill Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts. Photograph

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2P-00012

BUSN2P-00012
Slaters Mill, first US textile factory, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Photograph

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2P-00050

BUSN2P-00050
Textile mills along the Blackstone River, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Photograph

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00256

BUSN2A-00256
Bessemer steel converter in a Pittsburgh steel mill, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: GATL2A-00034

GATL2A-00034
Plantation coffee-mill, surrounded by stone terraces, Jamaica, circa 1890. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00008

BUSN2A-00008
Factory workers making rifle cartridges, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: PBUS2A-00012

PBUS2A-00012
Samuel Slater, known as the " Father of American Manufacturing." Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageMill Collection: Pittsburgh coke ovens, 1880s

Pittsburgh coke ovens, 1880s
Steel workers at the Pittsburgh coke ovens, showing their dwellings on the hilltop, 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00070

BUSN2A-00070
MIll worker tending mule-spinners, an industrial textile machine, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: BUSN2A-00046

BUSN2A-00046
Women garment workers in the dressmaking department of a factory, about 1890. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: EVNT2A-00096

EVNT2A-00096
Sutters Mill, site of James Marshalls discovery of gold in California, 1848. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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