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Hat factory:  sizing room employing 400 men
Title: Hat factory: sizing room employing 400 men
Brief Description: Men and machinery in crowded room.
Date Original: 1912
Identifier: NYSA_A3029-78_B3_F6
Source: New York State Archives. Factory Investigating Commission. Glass plate negatives and photographic prints of factory and housing conditions. 1911-1912. A3029-78, Box 3, Folder 6.
Publisher: New York State Archives
Creator: New York (State). Factory Investigating Commission
Language: English

Four hundred men were employed to work in this sizing room at the Waring Hat Manufacturing Co.'s Vark St. plant in Yonkers, New York. According to the investigator, "Owing to insufficient and improper methods of ventilation this room is excessively hot and the humidity is intense." Machinery and men crowd the room. Several figures in the photograph are blurred or transparent. A disembodied hand and arm appear resting on a lower rung of a ladder in the background on the right side of the photograph.


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Factory Investigating Commission