Three male workers feed cotton into machines in the carding room of the Washington St. plant of Union Mills, a men's underwear manufacturer located in Hudson, New York. One of the men holds a broom for sweeping the excess off the floor. The investigator noted that "owing to the absence of ducts and hoods the whole room is so filled with floss that it is difficult to see." The cotton in the air and on the floor was noted as a dangerous fire hazard.
New York State Archives. Factory Investigating Commission. Glass plate negatives and photographic prints of factory and housing conditions. 1911-1912. A3029-78, Box 4, Folder 8.
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