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Technology and Engineering


These photographs show the machinery developed for use in Lowell’s mills. Along with the generators and turbines that converted potential energy to…

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Life in an Industrial City

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Life in an industrial city brought opportunities and hardships and did not always live up to the rosy picture painted by the mill owners who recruited…

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Environmental Impacts of Industrialization


These photographs highlight the environmental impacts that industrialization had on Lowell. From the air pollution emitted by the mills’ smokestacks…

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