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The Paterson Silk Workers strike took place in 1913. Many of those who participated in the strike were arrested, possibly as many as 1,850 people. The City of Paterson experienced many strikes between the years of 1990 until 1913. This included…

The Miller's House is an excellent example of what was known as a Patch House. With the influx of miners as more shafts were opened, housing needed to be quickly provided. Patch Houses received their names due to the fact that they were quickly…

This image depicts miners at work in the mine. This image creates a good visual of the working conditions that the zinc miners in Franklin had to deal with on an everyday basis.

This image depicts a group of Hungarian miners presumably drinking after work. The workers are depicted with a keg and bottles in hand.

This photograph shows a possible location of Anarchists in Paterson, New Jersey on Passaic Street. There was reportedly an Italian anarchist movement that fought for union and labor rights in Paterson during the time that Paterson was known as Silk…

This photo is of strike leaders involved in the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. In this picture are Patrick Quinlan, Carlo Tresca, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Adolph Lessig, and Bill Haywood. This strike halted work in Paterson's silk factories. Worker…

Workers at Paterson silk factory. Paterson became known by the name Silk City because is was thriving, due to silk production and other factors. Workers came from all over to find work in Paterson until a rise in unions occurred.

Portrait of an eight-year old newsboy named Izzie Klein, in Paterson, N.J. Klein worked until 7pm on most nights, this photo taken at 6pm.

Per the 1910 Paterson census, he might be Izidore Klein, who lived at 83 North 3rd Street. The boy was born…
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