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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

W.H. Bass

Industrial Night

Over 400,000 people left between 1916 and 1918, at an average rate of sixteen thousand per month, five hundred per day. For many, the move north signaled the beginning of regular urban industrial employment with higher wages and fixed hours.

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Image ID: DS_10scja
Title: Industrial Night, Reception.
Source: Jesse Alexander photograph collection.
Name: Bass, W. H. () - Photographer
Published: 1850-1980
Depicted: 1910s
Location: Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: African Americans
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