Description 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved ~~ While many of us enjoy the idealized descriptions and images of the past, the wretchedness of history is most often glossed over or completely ignored. This vintage-style photograph, shot in August 2009, illuminates one of the many dark chapters in Victorian-era history. It is a detail of the interior of a cordage factory, where people toiled in the freezing winters and stifling summers making rope for the seafaring industry. Young children, immigrants and the working poor labored side by side, with no protection from large cumbersome machinery, heat, cold, boiling tar, heights, intolerable noise and air filled with the detritus of fiber except their own wits. Shot inside the Plymouth Cordage Company factory, originally located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and now restored in Mystic, Connecticut. For additional images of this hellhole, see:A Dark and Fearsome Place and Consigned to Hell.
This is an ART FOR HAITI image. 25% of all sales proceeds will be donated to the American Friends Service Committee for Haitian relief.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.