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King Cotton's Court
Description: Cotton is processed into sheets and pillowcases at Erwin Mill in Durham, North Carolina.
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Clip #: MF-21H
Length: 3:15
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Subject: Manufacturing
Original: 16mm
1950s, Durham, North Carolina, Erwin Mill, water tower, truck transporting stacked cotton bales, cotton, male workers unloading cotton bales from truck and using hand trucks to transport into mill to be processed into cloth, cotton traveling on conveyor belt, picker, cotton loosened fluffed and cleaned, cotton lap emerging from picker machine, cotton laps being formed into thick rolls, male worker weighting laps, carding, card sliver being drawn into fine strands which are twisted combined and drawn thin again, fibers becoming more intertwined and packed together, bobbins of yarn ready for looms, female workers, warped yarns are lifted and lowered as filling threads pass back and forth between them, female worker inspecting cotton cloth on inspection table, worker pushing stacked cotton cloth rolls on cart, female workers removing cotton pillowcases and sheets from conveyor and folding, male worker pushing box of bleached sheets onto conveyor

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