Mill School House (in middle) surrounded by mill houses. Maple Mill, Dillon, S.C. Small need here for large schoolhouse.

Mill School House (in middle) surrounded by mill houses. Maple Mill, Dillon, S.C. Small need here for large schoolhouse. Most of the children in mill. Location: Dillon, South Carolina. Date Created/Published: 1908 December. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Photos of child labor by Lewis Wickes Hine.


Old Maple Mill hill houses

The large house in the center, which was used as a school house for mill children was my home in later years. It was moved to what we called 'hog pen alley' and was the last house on the street. I lived there with my parents, grandmother, a brother and a sister and later with my wife. We had a large lot which was used as chicken yard and a huge garden. The south end of Maple Mill was about 200 yards from our front porch. The view shown is of the back side of the house.