Inside the machine room of the St. Regis Paper Company mill in Deferiet
Workers pose with machines at the St. Regis Paper Company mill. Workers routinely went barefoot as safety standards were nonexistent in the 1800s and early 1900s. Poor pay and working conditions led to a 450-person strike in 1915. Circa 1910. Deferiet, NY. Courtesy of the Town of Champion Historian’s office.
For more information, check out our story on Deferiet’s strike.
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