13165_27352_rhode_island2.mov

13165_27352_rhode_island2

This clip discusses the textile industry in Rhode Island, featuring some of the cities important to the business.Women in a line grab at some fabrics in a textile factory. WS of a building at Brown University. MS of Carrie Tower at Brown University, then more shots of the campus. Pan across the Seekonk River, then cut to Pawtucket, the center of the textile industry. Shot of a mill next to some water rapids that stands on the site where Samuel Slater built a mill for thread making with British plans. Shot of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, an important town for wool. Almost everyone in the city speaks in French, being of French-Canadian descent. Westerly is shown next, with some great shots of old cars on roads near buildings in the town.

1940s
Color
Not Explicit