Historic

History of the Southern Apparel and Textile Industry: Through the Photographer's Lens

Authors
  • Doris H. Kincade (Virginia Tech)
  • Peggy P. Quesenberry (Virginia Tech)
  • Elizabeth H. Dull (High Point University)

Abstract

Reconstruction of the post-Civil War South was fueled in part by entrepreneurs who moved south for plentiful nonunion labor, readily available land and geographic closeness to raw materials. Although extensive documentation exists about textile and apparel manufacturing in Northeast U.S. communities (e.g., Kulik, Parks, & Penn, 1982), with a few exceptions, limited documentation exists about Southern textile and apparel manufacturing. Exceptions, such as the case study of West Point Manufacturing Company (AL), concentrate primarily on mill life (Blythe, 2003). This study focuses on technological changes and documentation of these changes in textile and apparel manufacturing buildings.

How to Cite:

Kincade, D. H., Quesenberry, P. P. & Dull, E. H., (2015) “History of the Southern Apparel and Textile Industry: Through the Photographer's Lens”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 72(1).

Downloads:
Download pdf
View PDF

246 Views

161 Downloads

Published on
11 Nov 2015
Peer Reviewed