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

Description
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
1848
Measurements
overall: 1 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 6.985 cm
purchased
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
ID Number
1995.0001.02
accession number
1995.0001
catalog number
1995.0001.02
subject
Cultures & Communities
Work
American Enterprise
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
depicted
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America
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