Saturday, July 26, 2008

persons of good character

Rea Hudson, 1930, Courtesy of the Baltimore-Pritchett Collection

These expenditures, never very large, reflected the sincere interest of the mill owners in the well-being of their laborers. It was as if the directors considered the company primarily responsible for the workers' conduct and attitudes. Led by Marchant, the management undertook to screen out all undesirables. The background of any prospective employee of either sex was closely examined and "only persons of good character" were hired.--Harry Poindexter

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Blogger Sean Tubbs said...

Isn't it odd that the state historical markers look exactly the same today as they did in 1930, complete with the identifying code at the top?

July 27, 2008 8:25 PM  

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