Crater Road
Mrs, Fannie Foster, a widow in the cotton mill at Matoaca, Va.  The smallest girl has been in the mill for a year.  The other has been in the mill but work was so slack that she made only about two dolloars a week so she thought she better quit.  She later got a job in a Petersburg silk mill.  Another daughter has work in a Petersburg trunk factory.
(photo courtesy of Library of Congress)
Group showing typical workers in the Matoaca mill in June 1911.
The little ones on the left end "only help some. Have to be 14 to work." Times are slack.  Many of the hands found work in Petersburg, Va.
(photo courtesy of Library of Congress)
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