Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sally Jane's Silk Mill Pictures

I found these pictures on the web site of Sally Jane, SallyJaneVintage
The location is an old silk mill, in a tiny Pennsylvania town where not much remains.
"It was built in 1907 and served as a silk mill for 50 years. Raw silk was brought here, washed, dyed and spun into silk thread. In 1957 the mill closed (and this is the best part) the doors were shut and everything was left exactly where it was! Nothing in the building has been touched or removed (except for the occasional unfortunate vandal) in over 5o years. It was like walking into a time capsule!"
"Not only was all of the machinery in place but there were still ladies' shoes in the lockers, evidence of lunches had on picnic tables, handwritten payroll records (minimum was was $.20 an hour!) and piles of raw silk waiting to be spun into thread. There were still calenders hanging in nearly every room, each turned to January 1957."

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