One of the main stitching-rooms at the Royal Worcester Corset, co., Worcester, Massachusetts
- One of the main stitching-rooms at the Royal Worcester Corset, co., Worcester, Massachusetts
Female employees at work in one of the main stitching rooms at the Royal Worcester Corset Co., Worcester, Massachusetts in 1902. The photograph shows nearly 700 women and girls at work at the nearly 500 electrically-powered sewing machines. Royal Worcester Corset Co. was started in 1861 by David Hale Fanning. At its height it employed nearly 2000 people. The factory closed in 1950.
- Worcester Public Library
- Collection (local):
Royal Worcester Corset Company--Employees
Foundation garment industry--Massachusetts--Worcester
Women employees--Pictorial works
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In the collections of the Worcester Public Library, Worcester, Mass. http://www.worcpublib.org/
Image from page 141 of the Worcester Magazine, October, 1902 (Vol. IV No. 4) in the article "The Making of Corsets". Published by the Worcester Board of Trade.