Item no. 28387
|Occupation: Manufacturing: garment|
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.
View the Five Photographers exhibit for related images.