Item no. 30107
New York
Occupation: Retail and wholesale - department stores, grocery stores, warehouses
Collection: Wagner Labor Archives

Charmaine Raboy, an elevator operator at the old Namm's Department Store, takes the part of Cleo, the Bra Girl, in the musical "Thursdays Till Nine." 

The image accompanies the song "The Ballad of the Bra" in Henry Foner: Songs and Poems (For Better or Verse), Labor Arts, New York, 2013.

See also two LaborArts exhibits that feature recordings of Foner's songs Thursdays Til Nine and Play it Again, Sam - Songs of the Labor and Progressive Moments of the 1940s.  

From CIO News, November 24, 1947. 

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