It took a lot of effort to make the products, and women were vitally involved every step of the way: carding, spinning, dying, slashing, weaving, hemming, labeling and packaging. They did everything but drive the train, and, had times been different, would have done that too. And after their shift, they went home to take care of the house and kids, wash the clothes and do the cooking.
1937 and 1940 Cliffside movies, courtesy Phillip White
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