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  • Collection: The Only Game In Town: A Selection from the Fries Textile Plant Records, 1900-1988 (Ms1989-039)
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Gertrude Bates and family
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James Gray (Supervisor in weaving room) and Walter Johnson present a clock radio to an employee
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Wayne Kirby is at the front of a line in front of a table
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a headshot of Bill Barker
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A headshot of Arthur Underwood
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A headshot of John Cox
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Walter Johnson and Lewis Waller present an award
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Harold Funk presents an award
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Gilbert Lawson poses with an older man
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Marie Pearman and Page Durhan hold a coffee set
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Joe Bob Davis and Frank Richie present an award to Faye Nelson
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A group stands together, including Harrson Jones (2nd from left) and Betty Wright (far right)
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Betty G. Stevens stands with two other women getting food
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A headshot of mill employee Jimmy Spence
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A headshot of mill employee Caroline Bond.
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A photograph of mill employee Annie Hylton holding a safety diorama.
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Ruth Durham recieves a prize from Frank Richie on stage in front of a crowd
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Rita Dale, far right
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Jackie Sharp and Mr. Stone, front row
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Shirley Trent Litteral and Whiz Farmer, far sides
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6 people pose for a picture, the interior tow shaking hands and holding a paper
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Sinia James, Bradley Lineberry, Jean Miller Lineberry, Arlene Miller, and Darren Lineberry
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An image showing several mill employees using large hoses to wash waste products from the mill into the river.
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Two facing pages from a mill ledger recording mill employees and their families.
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A handwritten sketch and description of the boundaries and past owners of a parcel of land to be acquired by the Washington Mills Company.
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A handwritten account of a parcel of land being sold to the Washington Mills Company, and a sketch of same.
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A contract between the mill founders and the Funks, whereby the Washington Mills Company acquired land in Fries, Va.
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A page from a mill ledger recording employee contributions to the Baptist Church in Fries, which they could have deducted from their paychecks.
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A page from a mill ledger recording employee contributions to the Baptist Church in Fries, which they could have deducted from their paychecks.
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A document from a electoral judge for the Town of Fries, Va.
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A page of an early ledger tracking the Fries Mill's expenditures.
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A page from a mill ledger recording employee's membership dues for the Fries, Va. Y.M.C.A., seperated by mill department.
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A page from a mill ledger recording employee contributions to the Methodist Church in Fries, which they could have deducted from their paychecks.
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Two facing pages from a mill ledger recording the hours worked by individual employees.
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Two facing pages from a mill ledger recording early mill employees and their families.
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A page from a mill ledger tracking maintenance work done on the mill-owned houses in Fries, Va.
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A photograph of a mill employee posing with holiday decorations in the mill.
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A photograph of a musical group performing at an event honoring those employees who had worked at the mill for 25 years.
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A photograph of a mill employee posing with holiday decorations in the mill.
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A photograph of Frank Ritchie presenting a prize to Edna Kirby Vaughan on stage while a crowd watches at a mill-sponsored event.
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A photograph of a young woman working on a machine winding bobbins.
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A photograph of (left-right) Whiz Farmer, Shirley Trent Litteral, Larry Kirby, and an unknown man with flawless weaving
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