Life Magazine, "Garment Workers at Play," August 1, 1938

Life Magazine, "Garment Workers at Play," August 1, 1938

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The combined efforts of unions, businesses, reformers, government agencies, and consumers markedly improved the conditions of garment workers throughout the industry. In 1938, Life magazine declared the war on sweatshops won: “Thirty years ago the industry stank of the sweatshop and the cruelest kind of exploitation... Still numerous in 1933, the sweatshop is virtually gone today.”
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overall: 28 cm; x 11 in
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Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
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