"I've got a wife and two little daughters; I show up at the paper mill each day and wait to see if they have any work for me; sometimes they do; sometimes they don't. The paper mill is tough work; the machines are gigantic and dangerous; I remember one day a fellow got his hand caught in there -- he lost it -- don't know if he's been able to find any work since."
-John Doran, white male, age 49
Captions: Men working in a paper mill, circa 1900 (Library of Congress collection); Kalamazoo Paper Company machine room of Mill #3 circa 1900 (KVM collection).
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