The Cutting Machine

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Dublin Core

Title

The Cutting Machine

Description

From the Rice Collection annotation: "8 x 10 black and white photograph inside the Perry Knitting Company showing the cutting machine and two women who ran it, about 1960, one of the women is Mrs. Kwiecien."

A fuller story is given in the "Perry Knitting Company News" feature in the Perry Herald (30 June 1955: 11): "The two girls with the nice smiles are Irene Kwiecien on the left and Blanche Monteleone on the right." They're using a cutting machine allowing for handling flat fabric for Nitey Nite sleepwear instead of being knit in tube form. So "the girls" are operating the new machine for winter weight sleepwear, although the work looks strenuous. Their aprons show the stains of hands-on engagement with the machinery.

Publisher

Perry, NY Public Library

Date

1955

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Clark Rice Photography Collection

Format

jpeg, 1.8 MB
jpeg, 2.4 MB

Type

Still image

Identifier

6611

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

10 x 8 in.

Geolocation