Bullard Mills

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Bullard Mills

Lowell Mill

This shows a young Lowell girl next to the filthy machines

250 million children worked in factories

Start of the working age was 7 years old

Food was scarce for all the children

Lowell MillThe Lowell Mill targeted young girls from poor farm families. Children, a specially girls, could be payed less then adults and boys.

Most workers came from poor families

Most workers at the Lowell Mill were women. This showes the workers.

Clothes were often shared and not always washed thoroughly.

Schedule of the Lowell Mill Morning Bells First Bell............................4:30 AMSecond Bell.......................5:30 AMThird Bell...........................6:20 AM Dinner (Lunch) Bells Ring Out.........................12:00 PMRing In............................12:35 PM Evening BellsRing Out..........................6:30 PM Except on Saturday Evenings when they had off

Life for the young girls that worked in Lowell mills was very difficult. Factories were often dirty and covered with dust and soot. The machines were also filthy and could cause sickness and sometimes death. They would have cuts from the cotton that would just keep cutting open over and over, they often caused infections. Days were long and hard with short breaks if any. Food was scarce. They lived in crowded boarding houses and shared many of there belongings. They worked 12-14 hours. They only had one day off each week. Often they were payed very little, $0.40 to $1.10 per night, this was a bonus for factory employers.

This shows an old experienced worker helping a new girl how to work the machine.


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