XIX-"City Slave Girls" - Nell Nelson - Chicago Daily Times

XIX-"City Slave Girls" - Nell Nelson - Chicago Daily Times

"Nell Nelson" Spends an Hour n the Factory of Henry W. King & Co, on Union Street, And Reads The Old Story of Want and Misery, Ill Health and Privation - in the Faces of The Toilers

by: Nell Nelson | publication date: August 17, 1888 | Publication: Chicago Times | pages: 1-2

On the southwest corner of Washington boulevard and Union street towers a spacious brick building, onthe third floor of which Henry W. King & Co manufacture much ofthe clothing that supplies the country trade.  The place is far from uninviting.  Clean halls and well-swept stairs croclaim the faithful service of a janitor, and the girl who has worked in "other shops" blesses the man at the rope every time she rides in the neat, mirror-lined elevator.  

Nelson continues her undercover expose of women's working conditions in Chicago factories.

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