Mrs. Turner Attacked Miss Hulsey in the Spoolroom with a Knife

by Paula Bosse

spoolroom_jones-coll_degolyer_smuSpoolroom of the Dallas Cotton Mills… (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

The spoolroom of the Dallas Cotton Mills was no place for the faint of heart, as this eyeball-popping story from The Dallas Morning News will attest (click for larger image):

dallas-cotton-mills_attack_dmn_051697DMN, May 16, 1897

The story even made it into the pages of The New York Times:

NYT, May 15, 1897

(The women apparently survived.)


Sources & Notes

Photo (“Spooling Yarn, Dallas Cotton Mills, Dallas, Texas”) is from a stereograph, circa 1905, from the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs Collection, DeGolyer Library, Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University; it is accessible here.

The descriptive text from the back of the card:


All images larger when clicked.


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