Ticket for Social Levee at City Hall, No. 3 Amoskeag Mill, 1848

This fall evening event held by the young lady workers of Amoskeag Mill number 3 may have marked the need to use artificial light in the mills during the winter as the days got shorter. The artificial lighting elongated the workday, increasing owner profitability, but open flames created more dangerous conditions for workers.
Object Name
dance ticket
date made
overall: 1 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 6.985 cm
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
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accession number
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Cultures & Communities
American Enterprise
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America
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