White Oak Mills, ca. 1925
In 1925, roughly the date of this photograph, White Oaks Mills housed 3,000 looms and 53,000 spindles. At the time, it was the largest denim manufacturing plant in the world. From Carl J. Balliett, World Leadership in Denims Through Thirty Years of Progress; Dedicated to the Founders of the Cone Mills at Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro, NC: Proximity Print Works, 1925), n.p.