Item no. 28387
North Carolina
Occupation: Manufacturing: garment
Collection: Archive

Textile workers' housing Charlotte, North Carolina

 Charles Rivers took this photograph during the violent strike in the textile mills of Gastonia in 1929-1930. Desperately poor textile workers across the Carolinas, black and white,  lived in substandard housing such as that pictured here.

Image from Charles Rivers Photograph Collection, Tamiment Library, New York University.

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