A Mill Girl Tells Her Story of Work
Lucy Larcom worked in the mills at Lowell as a young woman. Forty years later, she described her experiences in her book An Idyl of Work. She dedicated the book "to working women."
...When I first learned to doff bobbins
I thought it play
But when you do the same thing twenty times-
A hundred times a day-
It is so dull!
Creator | Lucy Larcom
Item Type | Fiction/Poetry
Cite This document | Lucy Larcom, “A Mill Girl Tells Her Story of Work,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed August 1, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1784.