James E Lucey (1848-1934) was the “Boss Carder” at the Gonic Manufacturing Company in Rochester, NH for many years. This is a photo of him (in center) and the Carding Team. At a Woolen Mill, carding raw wool removes impurities and tangles, which prepares the wool for the next step in the process, spinning.
I don’t know who any of the other people in the picture are, but would love to find out. Please let me know if you recognize anyone in the photo.
2 replies on “Workday Wednesday – Gonic Mfg Co Carding Room Team”
What a fantastic picture this is! I love the collection of personalities here, the mustaches, and my maternal instinct wants to treat the little boys to a good meal . . .
Hi Rhiannon, I’m sure they would have appreciated a good meal! Thanks for stopping by.