Photographs of Pelham Mill, Camperdown Mill, and the American Spinning Company in Greenville, ca. 1905

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These images, collected by teacher Rachael Kline for her lesson "From Cotton to Baseball: How Greenville Grew," show different aspects of upstate Souh Carolina mills. The top image illustrates the communities that surrounded South Carolina mills. Each mill was more than a single industrial building, there were offices, stores, and villages in the area. All three pictures show mill workers, including children, which provides a great introduction to interest your students in mill history.

Citations:

Pelham Mill and Office Photograph. Collection of Greenville County Library. Greenville, South Carolina. 

Camperdown Mill Workers Photograph. circa 1905.  Collection of Greenville County Library. Greenville, South Carolina. 

American Spinning Co. Photograph. circa early 20th century. The Greenville Piedmont. Collection of Greenville County Library. Greenville, South Carolina.

Correlating SC Social Studies Academic Standards:

Standard 8-5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of major social, political, and economic developments that took place in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century.

Indicator 8-5.3 Summarize the changes that occurred in South Carolina agriculture and industry during the late nineteenth century, including changes in crop production in various regions, and the growth of the textile industry in the Upcountry.

Standard 8-6:The student will demonstrate an understanding of South Carolina’s development during the early twentieth century.

Indicator 8-6.3 Summarize the political, social, and economic situation in South Carolina following World War I, including progress in suffrage for women, improvements in daily life in urban and rural areas, and changes in agriculture and industry.

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Camperdown Mill Workers Photograph, ca. 1905. American Spinning Co. Photograph, ca. early 20th century.

 

Lessons Using This Document:

From Cotton to Baseball: How Greenville Grew


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