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Native Boys Spinning Cotton, Egypt

Native Boys Spinning Cotton, Egypt
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Accession Number: 0000.1749.19

Collection: Library - Images

Object: Photograph--stereograph

Date Made: 1900-1920

Native Boys Spinning Cotton, Egypt. Black and white image shows a scene in the desert with a row of spinning wheels and two boys working at each to spin cotton into threads for the manufacture of Egyptian cotton. The spinning wheels seen here are much cruder than those used in the 1800s, and require two persons to use one wheel. One turns the wheel while the other draws out the thread. In the background, what appears to be stones are piles of cotton ready for spinning. Meadville, Pa.: Keystone View Co., [1900-1920]. 18 x 9 cm.

Child labor; Spinning-wheel; Egypt; Spinning--Hand

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