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

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

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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
purchased
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Measurements
overall: 1 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
1995.0001.02
accession number
1995.0001
catalog number
1995.0001.02
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Work
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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