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[Cottage-villa in the rural Gothic style, residence of William J. Rotch of New Bedford, Mass., built from the plans of Mr. Davis: principal floor plan]

[Cottage-villa in the rural Gothic style, residence of William J. Rotc...

Illus. in: The architecture of country houses / A.J. Downing. New York : Appleton, 1850, p. 297.

[Cottage-villa in the rural Gothic style, residence of William J. Rotch of New Bedford, Mass., built from the plans of Mr. Davis: front elevation]

[Cottage-villa in the rural Gothic style, residence of William J. Rotc...

Illus. in: The architecture of country houses / A.J. Downing. New York : Appleton, 1850, p. 296.

Destruction of the packet-ship John Rutledge by an iceburg, Feb. 20, 1856 The only survivor, Thomas W. Nye, of New Bedford [with others in lifeboat].

Destruction of the packet-ship John Rutledge by an iceburg, Feb. 20, 1...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, April 12, 1856.

The recent deep snow in Massachusetts: street in New Bedford

The recent deep snow in Massachusetts: street in New Bedford

Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1857 Feb. 21. Reference copy may be in LOT 4382H. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Provost Marshal's office, First Congressional district, State of Massachusetts. New Bedford, July 13, 1863. The Board of enrollment hereby announces that between the hours of two and four P. M., daily, up to the day when the drafted men are orde

Provost Marshal's office, First Congressional district, State of Massa...

Gift, Mr. L. R. Gifford. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 70, Folder 12.

T.E.M. White, stereograph photographer, New Bedford, Mass.

T.E.M. White, stereograph photographer, New Bedford, Mass.

Business card for Thomas E.M. White showing two identical views of a shipyard in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

View of the city of New Bedford, Mass., 1876 /

View of the city of New Bedford, Mass., 1876 /

Bird's-eye view. Relief shown pictorially. "Presented by J. & W.R. Wing & Co., 111 Union Street." "Printed by by J. Knauber & Co." Includes indexes to points of interest and 5 col. ill. of buildings. Imperfect:... more

[Street scene in New Bedford, Massachusetts]
Fort Rodman, New Bedford, Mass.

Fort Rodman, New Bedford, Mass.

Postcard shows exterior front elevation of granite block fort, centered on entrance, cannon to the right of the entrance, wooden outbuilding to the left, and top of the lighthouse above the roofline. Fort Rodma... more

Fort Rodman, New Bedford, Mass.

Fort Rodman, New Bedford, Mass.

Postcard shows exterior front and side elevation of granite block of Fort Rodman, with two wood outbuildings and the Clark Point Lighthouse. F40270 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 205. Title from item.

Panoramic view looking east, New Bedford, Mass.

Panoramic view looking east, New Bedford, Mass.

Postcard shows rooftop view of New Bedford looking towards the Harbor. F40283 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 201. Title from item.

Panoramic view, looking north, New Bedford, Mass.

Panoramic view, looking north, New Bedford, Mass.

Postcard shows a rooftop view of downtown New Bedford, centered on the First Baptist Church on Williams Street with commercial streets, business signs, church steeples, and on the right the harbor wharves. F402... more

Interior Fort Rodman, New Bedford, Mass.

Interior Fort Rodman, New Bedford, Mass.

Postcard shows abandoned interior courtyard of Fort with granite block construction. Fort Rodman is located on Clarks Point, the southernmost point of the city which sticks out into Buzzards Bay. Not visible ... more

Cor (i.e., Corner) Purchase & Union Sts., New Bedford, Mass.

Cor (i.e., Corner) Purchase & Union Sts., New Bedford, Mass.

Postcard shows busy commercial corner of Purchase and Union Streets in downtown New Bedford with trolley car and pedestrians. F40274 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 204. Title from item.

Dock scene, New Bedford, Mass.

Dock scene, New Bedford, Mass.

Postcard shows a landscape of piers and wharves in a busy shipyard; buildings on the far left, and sign "City Wharf". F40273 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 203. Title from item.

Y. M. C. A. building, City Hall, New Bedford, Mass.

Y. M. C. A. building, City Hall, New Bedford, Mass.

Postcard shows the corner turret of the Y. M. C. A. building on William Street and the rear view of City Hall behind horse drawn carriage. F40272 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 202. Title from item.

Joe Perry, Grinnell St. Said he was 10. August 22, 1911. 7:15 A.M. Richard K. Conant, Witness. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Joe Perry, Grinnell St. Said he was 10. August 22, 1911. 7:15 A.M. Ric...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Street trades. Hine no. 2282. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... more

Fernance Silvia, 7 year old newsie, sells until 8 o'clock some nights. New Bedford, August 22, 1911. Evening. Richard K. Conant, Witness,. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Fernance Silvia, 7 year old newsie, sells until 8 o'clock some nights....

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Street trades. Hine no. 2305. No text recorded on caption card after final comma. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee col... more

Group going out at noon from the Kilburn Mills. Little girl running is one of the workers. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Group going out at noon from the Kilburn Mills. Little girl running is...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2297. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Joe Mello, 62 Grinnel i.e., Grinell? St., New Bedford. Appeared about eight or nine: could not speak English except to tell us that he was a sweeper in the spinning room (two other boys confirmed this); watched him go in at noon and come out at 6 P.M. on Aug. 21, 1911. At the houses his mother gave his name as Jose Mello, ten years old. There was no certificate for this boy at the superintendent's office. Birth records ambiguous. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Joe Mello, 62 Grinnel i.e., Grinell? St., New Bedford. Appeared about ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2293. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

A number of workers in the Acushnet Mills. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

A number of workers in the Acushnet Mills. Location: New Bedford, Mass...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2292. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Arthur Sarasin, 7 Acushnet Block. Works in weaving room. At his house his people said he was fourteen last week. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Arthur Sarasin, 7 Acushnet Block. Works in weaving room. At his house ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2286. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Frank Mello, 62 Grinell i.e., Grinnel? St. Brother of Joe. At the house his mother said he was 17 years. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Frank Mello, 62 Grinell i.e., Grinnel? St. Brother of Joe. At the hous...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2296. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Left hand boy of three, Anton Perry, 723 Water Street, Ward 6. Works in Mill. Birth certificate makes him 14. Right hand boy Joseph Oliver, 164 Fourth Street, Ward 5. Works in drawing room of Dartmouthmills i.e., Dartmouth Mills Birth Certificate makes him 15. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Left hand boy of three, Anton Perry, 723 Water Street, Ward 6. Works i...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2295. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Fred Millette, 592 First St., is boy in center of picture with cap on side of head and arms folded. Works in finishing room. Birth certificate make him 14. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Fred Millette, 592 First St., is boy in center of picture with cap on ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2302. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

These subjects went to work at 6:45 A.M. and many of them came out at 6 P.M. for they "work" in this mill. New Bedford, Mass. August 24, 1911. 6:30 A.M. Richard K. Conant, Witness. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

These subjects went to work at 6:45 A.M. and many of them came out at ...

The boy in the middle may be Manuel Martin, described in the caption for photo 2272: "Manuel Martin, 202 Crapo St. White, soft shirt with suspenders, no overalls, turned over soft collar. Works in the Spinning ... more

These subjects went to work at 6:45 A.M. and many of them came out at 6 P.M. for they "work" in this mill. New Bedford, Mass. August 24, 1911. 6:30 A.M. Richard K. Conant, Witness,. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

These subjects went to work at 6:45 A.M. and many of them came out at ...

Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Title from NCLC caption card for Hine no. 2307. Hine no. 2308. No text recorded on caption card after final comma. Credit line: National Child Labor Com... more

Going into the Butler Mills at 6:50 A.M. All went into work at North Gate beside office. Sixs i.e., six seemed under 14. Witness R.K. Conant. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Going into the Butler Mills at 6:50 A.M. All went into work at North G...

Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Title from NCLC caption card for Hine no. 2278. Hine no. 2279. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

Boy standing on street Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Boy standing on street Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Title devised by Library staff. Title on NCLC caption card does not appear to match this image: "All work in Butler Mills." Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2324. Credit line: ... more

John Sims. See #2304. Caption 2304: John Sims, 7 year old newsie, New Bedford, Mass. August 22, 1911. Evening. Richard K. Conant, Witness Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

John Sims. See #2304. Caption 2304: John Sims, 7 year old newsie, New ...

Title from NCLC caption card; some title information from caption card for Hine no. 2304. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Street trades. Hine no. 2306. Credit line: National Child Labor Commi... more

Israel Marinoff, 81st St., Ward 5. Works at #2 drawing-in room. At his home his father gave me the boys age at 14 or 15. Those of his other children he was more sure of. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Israel Marinoff, 81st St., Ward 5. Works at #2 drawing-in room. At his...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2284. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

These subjects went to work at 6:45 A.M. and many of them came out at 6 P.M. for they "work" in this mill. New Bedford, Mass. August 24, 1911. 6:30 A.M. Richard K. Conant, Witness,. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

These subjects went to work at 6:45 A.M. and many of them came out at ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2307. No text recorded on caption card after final comma. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection,... more

A worker in the Acushnet Mill. Could not persuade him to tell his name. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

A worker in the Acushnet Mill. Could not persuade him to tell his name...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2291. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Going into the Butler Mills at 6:50 A.M. All went into work at North Gate beside office. Sixs i.e., six seemed under 14. Witness R.K. Conant. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Going into the Butler Mills at 6:50 A.M. All went into work at North G...

Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Title from NCLC caption card for Hine no. 2278. Hine no. 2280. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

[These subjects went to work at 6:45 A.M. and many of them came out at 6 P.M. for they "work" in this mill. New Bedford, Mass. August 24, 1911. 6:30 A.M. Richard K. Conant, Witness].  Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts.

[These subjects went to work at 6:45 A.M. and many of them came out at...

The boy in the middle may be Manuel Martin, described in the caption for photo 2272: "Manuel Martin, 202 Crapo St. White, soft shirt with suspenders, no overalls, turned over soft collar. Works in the Spinning ... more

These workers went to work at 6:45 A.M. and many of them told us yesterday when we saw them go out at 6 P.M. that they "worked." Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

These workers went to work at 6:45 A.M. and many of them told us yeste...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2311. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Going into the Butler Mills at 6:50 A.M. All went into work at North Gate beside office. Sixs i.e., six seemed under 14. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Going into the Butler Mills at 6:50 A.M. All went into work at North G...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2278. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

On the border line. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

On the border line. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2322. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

10 year old newsie. Note absence of badge or indication of regulation. New Bedford, August 22, 1911. Richard K. Conant, Witness. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

10 year old newsie. Note absence of badge or indication of regulation....

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Street trades. Hine no. 2318. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... more

Belford Coldos, 27 Cannon St., New Bedford, Mass. 8 years old. Picking on Weeks' Bog. Location: Falmouth - Week's Bog, Massachusetts

Belford Coldos, 27 Cannon St., New Bedford, Mass. 8 years old. Picking...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 2570. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Lewis Grace, 68 Acushnet Ave. Probably 14. Works in drawing-in room. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Lewis Grace, 68 Acushnet Ave. Probably 14. Works in drawing-in room. L...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2285. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Boy does not work but is same size as some we saw yesterday. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Boy does not work but is same size as some we saw yesterday. Location:...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2309. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Group of workers, including boys and girls, standing outdoors

Group of workers, including boys and girls, standing outdoors

Title devised by Library staff. Title on NCLC caption card does not match this image: Manuel Martin, 202 Crapo St. White, soft shirt with suspenders, no overalls, turned over soft collar. Works in the Spinning ... more

"Not a very happy job!" Mary Gilbert, said 10 years old. Lives Second Street, New Bedford. "Am pickin' now, couldn't get no place this mornin'." Location: Rochester vicinity Eldridge Bog, Massachusetts

"Not a very happy job!" Mary Gilbert, said 10 years old. Lives Second ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 2532. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Group of workers in the Carding and weaving room of the Kilburn Mills. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Group of workers in the Carding and weaving room of the Kilburn Mills....

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2301. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Young messenger in New Bedford. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Young messenger in New Bedford. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Street trades. Hine no. 2317. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... more

Teixiera family, 50 Lombardt St., New Bedford. Mary J., 11 years; Manuel 10 years. Mother and these two children pick 40 measures a day at 7 cents a measure. See scoops and pail in foreground. There were two out of eighteen workers apparently under 12 and they expected to work several weeks more--losing some weeks of schooling. Location: Falmouth - Plimmey ? Bog, Massachusetts

Teixiera family, 50 Lombardt St., New Bedford. Mary J., 11 years; Manu...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 2572. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

At side of mill gate (western gate beside office) Manuel Andrew, 14 Windsor St. Smallest in the picture; apparently under 14. See #2290. Manuel Jason, 58 First St. Thinnest in the picture; red stripped sic shirt; induced previous boy to give his name and interpreted for him. See #2288. Lewis Grace, 68 Acushnet Ave., works in drawing-in room. See #2285. John Bachman, 22 Nelson St. Probably over 14. See #2287. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

At side of mill gate (western gate beside office) Manuel Andrew, 14 Wi...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2277. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Anaemic adolescent who refused to give his name: Works in Kilburn Mill, New Bedford. (Is probably 13 or 14 years old.) Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Anaemic adolescent who refused to give his name: Works in Kilburn Mill...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2316. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

John Bachman, 22 Nelson Street, Ward 6. Work in drawing-in room. 14 years old. Witness R.K. Conant. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

John Bachman, 22 Nelson Street, Ward 6. Work in drawing-in room. 14 ye...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2287. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Joe Mello, 62 Grinnel i.e., Grinell? St., New Bedford. Appeared about eight or nine: could not speak English except to tell us that he was a sweeper in the spinning room (two other boys confirmed this); watched him go in at noon and come out at 6 P.M. on Aug. 21, 1911. At the houses his mother gave his name as Jose Mello, ten years old. There was no certificate for this boy at the superintendent's office. Birth records ambiguous. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Joe Mello, 62 Grinnel i.e., Grinell? St., New Bedford. Appeared about ...

Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Title from NCLC caption card for Hine no. 2293. Hine no. 2283. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

John Sims, 7 year old newsie, New Bedford, Mass. August 22, 1911. Evening. Richard K. Conant, Witness. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

John Sims, 7 year old newsie, New Bedford, Mass. August 22, 1911. Even...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Street trades. Hine no. 2304. No text recorded on caption card after final comma. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee col... more

Group of workers in the spinning and twisting rooms. Second from left, Wm. Pritchard, McKabe St., Dartmouth, Mass. Fourth from left, James Pritchard, McKabe St., Dartmouth, Mass. Right-hand end, Fred Bolton, 57 Potomska Street, New Bedford, Mass. Fred is 16 years old. R.K. Conant - Witness. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Group of workers in the spinning and twisting rooms. Second from left,...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2300. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Working girl about 14 standing at gate. R. K. Conant - Witness. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Working girl about 14 standing at gate. R. K. Conant - Witness. Locati...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2298. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Second boy on left hand in picture is Antone Simmons. See 2314. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Second boy on left hand in picture is Antone Simmons. See 2314. Locati...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2315. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

Group of workers going in at noon. Joe Viora, 9 Stapelton St., the smallest boy in the picture, works in the spinning room. Apparently 10 yrs. old. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Group of workers going in at noon. Joe Viora, 9 Stapelton St., the sma...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2303. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

All work in the Butler Mills. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

All work in the Butler Mills. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Mills. Hine no. 2323. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

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