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Women sorting rags, Brewer, ca. 1920

Contributed by Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine

In this long room inside the mill twenty-five women are shown sorting rags into large barrels. Such rags were used for some of the higher quality paper at Eastern. The women are capped and are wearing aprons. Notice that they are overseen by a man in a suit and tie at the far end of the room.

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  • Title: Women sorting rags, Brewer, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Town: Brewer
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 24.1
  • Local Code: Photo# 10210
  • Collection: Eastern Fine Paper
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine
5773 South Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1848

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