Merrimack Mills and Boarding-Houses

MerrimackBoardwithBorders.jpg

Dublin Core

Description

This engraving of the “Merrimack Mills and Boarding-Houses” depicts the everyday scene of the street on which Merrimack Mill was located. Within the image the boardinghouses are lined up in a neat row leading to the Merrimack Mill located at the end of the street. These boardinghouses were solely occupied by mill girls during their employment with Merrimack Mill. It was crucial to keep the boardinghouses close to the mills to ensure the safety of the girls, and also to better regulate their environments and routines. 



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Title

Merrimack Mills and Boarding-Houses

Creator

O. Pelton, engraver
W.T. Goddard, printer

Source

The New England Offering
No. 1
pg. 1

Date

April, 1848

Subject

Boardinghouses--United States--History--19th century
Merrimack River (N.H. and Mass.)
Engraving, American--19th century

Type

Engraving

Coverage

Lowell, Massachusetts

Citation

O. Pelton, engraver W.T. Goddard, printer, “Merrimack Mills and Boarding-Houses,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 11, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/47.