National Geographic : 1941 Feb
Cotton: Foremost Fiber of the World Photograph by Willard R. Culver The Rhode Island Shrine of America's Cotton Industry Chief objection to Samuel Slater's "visionary" mill at Pawtucket in 1793 is expressed in the historical novel from which The Howards of Virginia was filmed. "Spinning machines!" exclaimed Captain Warren. "Time'll come when a woman won't have nothin' to do when a man's away to sea." Early cotton Americana are being collected for a historic and industrial museum to be housed in the restored mill.