K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

Child labor in North Carolina's textile mills

Doffers

When the bobbins on the spinning machines were full of thread, doffers removed the full bobbins and replaced them with empty ones. Here, doffers are working at a spinning machine in a mill in Cherryville. Behind them are carts of full and empty bobbins.

Lewis Wickes Hine, photographer. From the records of the United States National Child Labor Committee.

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