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My grandmother, Dora Ferman, working in a garment factory

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Contributed by : Lower East Side History Project + David Bellel

Object # 1315

late 1920's

My maternal grandmother, Dora Ferman, was a lifelong needle trades worker. Widowed in the early 1920′s, she went back to work, using her late husband’s union card, as a furrier. Prior to her marriage she was a shirtwaist operator. I found her, under her maiden name, Dora Brotman in the 1910 census listed as such. As the saying goes, “There but for the grace…”

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