Factories In The 19th Century

They didn't just literally stink....

"Run out and get me a four year old child, I can't make head or tail out of it."

The factories had MANY children and young adults working in them. So many, in fact, that they might as well have been running them.

It was harder than the concrete that they were making.

Factory life is obviously hard, but back then, "hard" wasn't really a passable word to describe it. Maybe we could come up with a new word for it? Why not 'runforyourlifeitsthedevilmaygodhavemercyonoursouls' hard?

Why else would they put up with this?

MUNNAE. Obviously. Pay did vary between jobs, though. For workers in the Corning Glass Company, pay was 18 cents for males, and 11 cents for females. The price of money may have changed over time, but obviously, pay still hasn't....

How safe were the factories?

They weren't. Enough said.

Summary of sorts.

Obviously, factory life in the 19th century was hard. Murderously hard. It really makes me glad that child labor is illegal in America now. If it wasn't, then oh jeez, we would be in for some figurative and literal death....