Merrimack Mills ID Card

Two months ago, my Social Studies teacher asked us to bring in an artifact that involves the history of our family. I chose to bring in a photocopied version of my great grandmothers ID card from working at the Merrimack Mills. She had to show this to her boss every morning to be able to get into work. She worked in the weaving part of the Merrimack Mills. Her, and her family immigrated to America from Greece in 1920. She was about 13 when they arrived. She quickly acquired this job, because the mills were in desperate need for workers. This is important to my family, because this was the first job that any of my family members got in America. I also find this object important because it shows what type of jobs that some 13 year old girls had in the 1920s, in America. My great grandmother, and her family were so lucky to have been able to immigrate to America from Greece. I’m thankful for all of the work she had put into creating a family. 

Place(s): Greece
Year: 1920

– Ruby Kondos

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more