Tuesday, August 24, 2010

National Civil War Wax Museum- The Industrial North

With the textile industry an important part of the Northern economy before the Civil War, the mostly family owned mills needed high tariffs to avoid competition from foreign goods. However, the South wanted low tariffs to to help the export of their major crop, cotton. Here we see one of those Northern family businesses making clothing in a small shop.

A woman ironing the newly woven fabric.

A man and a woman working with a sewing machine.

perhaps this is father inspecting some new fabric.

Visit the American Civil War Museum's website here.


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