Boott Cotton Mill & Boarding House Museum, Lowell, MA Photos

The Boott Cotton Mill & an associated Boarding House for women workers are now operated as museums by the National Park Service as part of the Lowell National Historical Park. The NPS also operates other programs concerning the industrial revolution.

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Boott Cotton Mills part of Lowell National Historical Park run by U.S. National Park Service. Lowell, MA.Clock tower crown with weather vane at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills banners in courtyard. Lowell, MA.Raceway of Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Boott Cotton Mills (1835-70) (John St.) part of Lowell National Historical Park run by U.S. National Park Service. Lowell, MA. Architect: Harry Prescott Graves.Clock tower crown with weather vane at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills banners in courtyard. Lowell, MA.Raceway of Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Boott Cotton Mills Museum entrance. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills raceway. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills time clock. Lowell, MA.Rows of weaving machines at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Boott Cotton Mills Museum entrance. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills raceway. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills time clock. Lowell, MA.Rows of weaving machines at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Belt driven weaving machines at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Draper Co. weaving machines at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Bobbins at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Automated loom at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Belt driven weaving machines at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Draper Co. weaving machines at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Bobbins at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Automated loom at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Factory floor of looms at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Looms at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Display of early cotton history at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Slave shackles at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Factory floor of looms at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Looms at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Display of early cotton history at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Slave shackles (replica) at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Early merchants of Lowell display at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Chinese porcelain trade goods at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Francis Cabot Lowell's tall clock by Zalman Aspinwal of Boston at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Sign of toll rates for Patucket Canal at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Early merchants of Lowell display at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Chinese porcelain trade goods at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Francis Cabot Lowell's tall clock (1809-13) by Zalman Aspinwal of Boston at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Sign of toll rates for Patucket Canal at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Early bobbin winding machine at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Throstle yarn spinning frame winding machine at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Model of factory at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Revolving-flat carding machine made in Lowell at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Early bobbin winding machine at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Throstle yarn spinning frame winding machine (c1839) at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Model of factory at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Revolving-flat carding machine made in Lowell at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Detail of revolving-flat carding machine at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Detail of National Cotton Mule Spinners Assoc. poster at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Detail of National Cotton Mule Spinners Assoc. poster at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Display of woman at weaving machine at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Detail of revolving-flat carding machine at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Detail of National Cotton Mule Spinners Assoc. poster at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Detail of National Cotton Mule Spinners Assoc. poster at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Display of woman at weaving machine at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.
Calico printing samples at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Calico printed cotton cloth at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Display of cloth made in Lowell at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills Boarding Houses part of Lowell National Historical Park run by U.S. National Park Service. Lowell, MA.
Calico printing samples at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Calico printed cotton cloth at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Display of cloth made in Lowell at Boott Cotton Mills. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills Boarding Houses (1837) (70-96 Bridge St.) part of Lowell National Historical Park run by U.S. National Park Service. Lowell, MA.
Dining room for young women at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Dining room table setting at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Blue china with horse motif at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Dining room fireplace with stove at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.
Dining room for young women at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Dining room table setting at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Blue china with horse motif at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Dining room fireplace with stove at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.
Mantle clock at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Gray china at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Mirror with ship scene at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Display of high calorie meals served to factory women in Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.
Mantle clock at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Gray china at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Mirror with ship scene at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Display of high calorie meals served to factory women in Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.
Display of dinner & supper served to factory women in Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Breakfast plate of cod, hash, potato balls, pumpkin mush at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Dinner plate of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, turnips & parsnips + pease soup at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Supper plate of baked beans with pork, fried potatoes, flat-jacks with apples, brown bread at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.
Display of dinner & supper served to factory women in Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Breakfast plate of cod, hash, potato balls, pumpkin mush at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Dinner plate of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, turnips & parsnips + pease soup at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Supper plate of baked beans with pork, fried potatoes, flat-jacks with apples, brown bread at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.
Boarding house mistress bedroom bed with quilt at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Boarding house mistress bedroom fireplace at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Boarding house mistress bedroom rocking chair & washstand at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Boarding house working women bedroom at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.
Boarding house mistress bedroom bed with quilt at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Boarding house mistress bedroom fireplace at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Boarding house mistress bedroom rocking chair & washstand at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Boarding house working women bedroom at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.
Boarding house working women bedroom at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Boarding house working women bedroom with desk & washstand at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant display. Lowell, MA.English tobacco tin at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.
Boarding house working women bedroom at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Boarding house working women bedroom with desk & washstand at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant display. Lowell, MA.English tobacco tin (c1920) at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.
Violin & Mandolin at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Glass bottles & ceramic jugs at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Ceramic jugs from Lowell merchants at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Wood inlay barber pole made for Chicago World's Fair at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.
Violin & Mandolin (c1910) at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Glass bottles & ceramic jugs at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Ceramic jugs from Lowell merchants at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Wood inlay barber pole made for Chicago World's Fair at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.
Detail of barber pole made for Chicago World's Fair at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Lowell native Jack Kerouac typewriter & books at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Lowell native Jack Kerouac typewriter & On the Road backpack at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Heritage Market Mill building now visitor center of Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.
Detail of barber pole made for Chicago World's Fair at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Lowell native Jack Kerouac typewriter & books at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Lowell native Jack Kerouac typewriter & On the Road backpack at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House immigrant gallery. Lowell, MA.Heritage Market Mill building now visitor center of Lowell National Historical Park (Market at Dutton St.). Lowell, MA.
Courtyard of Market Mill visitor center of Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Patent model for loom at visitor center of Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Performance Pavilion in Boarding House Park & Boott Cotton Mill Museum at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Sculpture of bobbin by Robert Cumming at Boarding House Park in Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.
Courtyard of Market Mill visitor center of Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Patent model for loom (1855) at visitor center of Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Performance Pavilion in Boarding House Park & Boott Cotton Mill Museum at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Sculpture of bobbin (1990) by Robert Cumming at Boarding House Park in Lowell National Historical Park (on French St.). Lowell, MA.
Sculpture of bobbin by Robert Cumming at Boarding House Park in Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Lowell National Historical Park trolley car passes Lowell Masonic Temple. Lowell, MA.Lowell National Historical Park trolley shuttles visitors between sites. Lowell, MA.The Worker monument to those who built the canals which powered the mills at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.
Sculpture of bobbin (1990) by Robert Cumming at Boarding House Park in Lowell National Historical Park (on French St.). Lowell, MA.Lowell National Historical Park trolley car passes Lowell Masonic Temple (1928) (79 Dutton St.). Lowell, MA.Lowell National Historical Park trolley shuttles visitors between sites. Lowell, MA.The Worker monument to those who built the canals which powered the mills at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.
Boston & Maine steam locomotive 410 by Manchester Locomotive Works at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Nose of Boston & Maine steam locomotive 410 at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Boston & Maine train at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Boston & Maine steam locomotive 410 at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.
Boston & Maine steam locomotive 410 (1911) by Manchester Locomotive Works at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Nose of Boston & Maine steam locomotive 410 at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Boston & Maine train at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Boston & Maine steam locomotive 410 at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.

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