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Female Rollers
Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: December 30, 2013
Caption: Female Rollers
Additional Description: ❷ In the Depression of the 1930s Marsh had to adapt by purchasing 46 stogie rolling machines. The highly skilled and highly unionized workers went on strike and were replaced with women, who worked for less money. The women turned out to be very adept at using the machines. An early first-hand account from one of the female rollers attributed their skill to the fact their hands were very agile from sewing and knitting.
close-up of photo on marker

Submitted: January 5, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p263760
File Size: 1.509 Megabytes


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