The hatters have become the Headwear Division of Amalgamated, similar to the already-existing Apparel, Textile and Shoe Divisions. There are very slight differences in the exact shapes of the letters and depth of embossing over the years, but I don't know that we have enough information to necessarily pin down any changes due to differences the dies. Union Labels in the Twentieth Century Despite efforts to educate consumers about buying union-made products, the label movement experienced mixed results. Townsend by Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union United Hatters 2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide The records of the early hatters unions concentrate on the International Trade Association of Hat Finishers of America, and include the union's convention minutes, 1854-1896, officers' reports, which include financial records and membership roles, and scattered presidential reports, 1871-1880 on major problems confronting union. The Union Label Advocate March 1920. The rest contain United Hatters of North America materials, including twelve membership books for the various trades, two petty cash registers, a strike benefits book, and a World War I clippings scrapbook. I will gladly send you pictures.
I have a coat that is a camels hair and fine wool blend. One such organization, the Social Reform Club of , founded in 1894, promoted the union label movement among middle-and upper-class purchasers, characterizing it as a way to help the working classes help themselves. Thank you: Hi, Thank you; this was extremely helpful for dating a beautiful cloak. Perhaps Dobbs had gotten burned with so many address changes in just a few years' time, but whatever the reason, they dropped the addresses entirely from the liner tips, which simplified liner production for the foreseeable future. It is by no means comprehensive.
Rose's statement or the union's label campaign. At the same time, globalization threatened to reverse many of the gains achieved by organized labor during the twentieth century. If appeals to ethics or solidarity failed to motivate consumers to check labels, fears of tuberculosis succeeded. The label in 1915 but was first used in 1885. From your description I am dating between 1995-1964 but can you enlighten more on other text on the label. A transitional type of label is shown following the Roundel below.
Additionally, by 1924 they had added 4 and 6 West Fiftieth Street to the 620 Fifth Avenue store, giving them an impressive retail outlet. Most of the items are in Nice, Great, Excellent, Near-Mint, Mint and Minty-Mint Condition and also, many are Rare, Very Rare and Extremely Rare pieces. Arrangement Folders are generally arranged chronologically. Consumers were encouraged to buy clothing with this label because they knew it was made by the stylish eyes of garment workers in the Big City. Dobbs Hats from this period feature the address, at least on the silk hat examples I have seen. Thank you for posting this guide, it is a huge help.
January or February 1927—1928 Sometime in early 1927, by mid-March at the very latest, the old shop at 244 Fifth Avenue had closed and a new store was opened at 324 Fifth Avenue. Union Label Movement 1874 Synopsis The union label movement began in 1874. I'll start with this 1917 ad that states the Young Hat Co was the first mfg to use this union stamp for straw hats. New York: and Company, 1914. After making her case in newspapers, Newman was invited to promote label purchasing to audiences in society clubs, women's clubs, and churches. This example from 1936 is probably representative of a common Dobbs crest in the early part of the decade.
Look for the Union Label: A History of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. I fear I made a mistake by doing that but I had no idea what the tag said. There are also minute books for three locals: Brooklyn, 1868-93, Boston, 1868-1882, and Newark, 1853-1870, as well as a list of apprentices in Bethel, Conn. I think since I fell in love with the dress that maybe I overpaid. How would I know which brand this dress is? Why 324 was placed before 620 is a matter open for debate. As manufacturers subcontracted or moved their operations overseas, union organizers were less likely to follow as they did after , when manufacturers relocated from the organized North to the unorganized South.
The first scrapbook contains International Association of Hat Finishers of North America minutes 1836-1893. To intensify its campaign, Mr. Although the perceived meaning of union labels varied, one tenet of the movement remained consistent: by buying union, consumers could help their fellow workers maintain decent jobs with fair wages. They found it at 1 West Fifty-seventh Street and Fifth Avenue. The sleeves and collar are lined with black fur. This is from the trademark filing. Two additional boxes contain the financial records of the Joint Union Label Board, a cooperative endeavor of the United Hatters and Cloth Hatters.
I have a beautiful red velvet coat with satin lining that has the vintage union label. Labor leaders understood that predominantly male union members made few household purchases. The disputes between the United Hatters and the Cloth Hatters were resolved through amalgamation following a series of conventions in 1933-1934, the records of which comprise one section of this collection. There are no other tags on the dress. The upward-slanted Dobbs debossment is not as common in the 1920s and 1930s, and only slightly more common in the 1940s.