• A group of women who work together in the Ayer Mill Mending Room, Lawrence, Mass., 1909.

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    A group of women who work together in the Ayer Mill Mending Room, Lawrence, Mass. 1909
    • Date
    • 1909
    • Description
    • Exhibited: "Bread and Roses Strike of 1912: Two Months in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that Changed Labor History" Digital Public Library of America online exhibition.
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    • The rights to this image may be restricted. Contact the Lawrence History Center for more information.
    • Partner
    • Lawrence History Center; Digital Commonwealth
    • Contributing Institution
    • Lawrence History Center

  • Workers in the Wood Mill, Lawrence, Mass., 1910.

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    Workers in the Wood Mill, Lawrence, Mass.
    • Date
    • 1910
    • Description
    • Exhibited: "Bread and Roses Strike of 1912: Two Months in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that Changed Labor History" Digital Public Library of America online exhibition.
    • Rights
    • The rights to this image may be restricted. Contact the Lawrence History Center for more information.
    • Partner
    • Lawrence History Center; Digital Commonwealth
    • Contributing Institution
    • Lawrence History Center

  • Washington Mill boys, 1911.

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    Washington Mill boys.
    • Date
    • 1911
    • Creator
    • Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
    • Rights
    • No known restrictions on publication.
    • Partner
    • Library of Congress

  • Young boy and girl, Lawrence, Mass., ca.1905.

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    Young boy and girl, Lawrence, Mass., c.1905
    • Date
    • 1905
    • Description
    • Exhibited: "Bread and Roses Strike of 1912: Two Months in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that Changed Labor History" Digital Public Library of America online exhibition.
    • Rights
    • The rights to this image may be restricted. Contact the Lawrence History Center for more information.
    • Partner
    • Lawrence History Center; Digital Commonwealth
    • Contributing Institution
    • Lawrence History Center

Life in Lawrence was hard for mill workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s Report on the Strike (1912), in 1910 Lawrence had the eighth highest death rate per 1000 in the country (Lowell the worst); the seventh highest death rate for infants in the country; and the fifth highest death rate in the country for children under 5.