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Finisher pickers, Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, ca. 1925

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Finisher pickers, Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, ca. 1925

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Unidentified men working with the finisher pickers in the Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, circa 1925.

These machines cleaned and fluffed the cotton into a uniform sheet called "lap."

The man in the tank shirt is weighing a roll of lap. Stacked rolls of lap which have come off the finisher picker machines line the walls under the windows. The man in the dress-shirt is probably an overseer or some kind of supervisor.

Other Information


  • Title: Finisher pickers, Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, ca. 1925
  • Creation Date: circa 1925
  • Subject Date: circa 1925
  • Town: Biddeford
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 12.5 x 17.5
  • Local Code: 2819
  • Collection: Pepperell Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

McArthur Public Library
PO Box 346, Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 284-4181
http://www.mcarthurpubliclibrary.org/

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