A scene inside the Burling Industries textile plant, most likely in 1957. The ladies are inspecting fabric as it rolls by. Note their handbags sitting next to them. Burlington operated out of Pulaski for about 50 years (until 1988), until it was sold to a New York management group, at which time it became New River Industries. From studio portraiture to candid shots around Pulaski County, Virginia, the Farmer Photograph Collection shows the people and daily life in and around Pulaski County, Virginia in the 1945-1995 timeframe.