During the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, many women went against the societal notion that women belonged in the private sphere by choosing to work and earn a living. Notably, Manchester, New Hampshire was once a city filled with working women, ranging around 3,385 women, who worked in the textile mills of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. The Mill Girl was sculpted by Antionette Schultze, and it was dedicated on September 9, 1988 in Manchester, New Hampshire. In New England, the textile mills were some of the first companies to employ women on a large scale. The Mill Girl represents all of the women during the Industrial Revolution who aided in the growth of America.