Item no. 28104
Occupation: Manufacturing: garment
Collection: Cornell University Kheel Center

Spools of thread in a diamond grid shelf were a common sight in garment shops throughout the twentieth century.

This photograph inspired the background image for one of the historical plaques in Union Square, NYC.  See the "Tools and Skills" plaque in our exhibit on Union Square.

Undated photograph from UNITE Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University.

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