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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

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Title:
One of the main stitching-rooms at the Royal Worcester Corset, co., Worcester, Massachusetts
Description:
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.
Date:
October 1902
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Worcester Public Library
Collection (local):
Worcester Collection
Subjects:
Royal Worcester Corset Company--Employees
Corset industry--Massachusetts--Worcester
Foundation garment industry--Massachusetts--Worcester
Women employees--Pictorial works
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Worcester
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Notes:
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.
Language:
English
Identifier:
WMBT-1902-10-141
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