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The photo depicts a gentleman standing in front of a carpet making machine. The carpet industry predominated over other tactile industries. "In 1882, 141 Kensington carpet firms in the 19th and 31st Wards employed over 6,000 individuals and were…

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The John B. Stetson Hat Company was known for the company's engagement and programs for its workers. This pamphlet outlines some of those programs.

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Workers from the Stetson hat factory pose with their Christmas gift of turkeys.

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This is the stage of hat manufacture in which workers took the new hats off the racks and packaged in boxes.

Stetson_strike_1916.pdf
The strikers of the Stetson Factory refused to return to work and refused any help from the Union.

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The edges of certain Stetson hats get curled at the Flanging Department of the John B. Stetson Company in Philadelphia. The edges of the hats are dampened then curled with a heated iron. It is placed on a hollow wooden form under a hugh [sic] bag of…
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