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  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    United States of America.

    Various good shots in a textile factory / mill. Good CUs of machinery. Exterior mill. Men and women walk out from the gates. The gates of the factory are locked shut. More shots of the exteriors of quiet textile mills.

    CU Man speaks to camera - "Strike or no strike my family comes first so I'm not going to quit until they make me."
    CU Woman speaks to camera - "I'm seventeen years of age, my job in the mill is to fill 34 loom magazines, I earn $3, 50c a week trying to support a family of four on this wage."
    CU Man speaks to camera - "I'm a textile worker and I'm not making much money but at least I got a job and that's better than nothing. And they won't get me to strike."
    CU Woman speaks to camera - "I've been a textile mill worker for 20 years and today I'm doing more work and getting less pay than I ever did before."

    Large gathering listening to man speak - presumably a Trade Union leader - 'I say hit back, hit as hard as you can' - he is talking to a gathering in Rhode Island.

    Well dressed man talks to camera about the dangers of the strike, he appeals to the 'common sense' of people and talks about the NRA - the National Recovery act.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:33:00 / 01:32:57:00
    UN 54 D
    Sort Number:
    UN 0054 D
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics Trade & Industry
    La Grande depression BBC Bitesize Women Garment Workers 1920s & 30s Factory Workers
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. Filmmakertom says

    What a wonderful discovery!! At 51 seconds in...there's My Aunt Mattie when she was seventeen. So, the film footage had to have been filmed in 1934.

    Just amazing! Wasn't even looking for her...was searching Textile Strikes!


  2. Filmmakertom says

    Would love to see the outtakes!!!

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