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449 viewsAfrican-American woman working at a loom, Newark, 1917. African-American women worked in the garment trade, which employed mainly Jewish and Italian immigrants in the early 20th century. But because of discrimination most did "piece-work" at home (paid for each piece of clothing they completed) instead of in local factories or shops. In this case, it is unclear whether this woman is working on a home loom or if she is demonstrating the machine in a workshop

Photo and description from the William Cone Collection
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An Italian Child's First Impression of America405 views
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Bi-Centennial of the First Landing of Germans in America179 viewsDrawing from Harpers Weekly October 20, 1883
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169 viewsPhoto from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, October 1876
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68 viewsTestimonial Dinner Tendered to Rev. Dr. William P. Hayes
July 1, 1943
Photo from James J.
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60 viewsTestimonial Dinner Tendered to James B. Marshall
April 4, 1949
Photo from James J.
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From Sicily to Newark: The Massimino-Cucchiara Family Tree60 viewsClick on the PDF image to open.
From Doug Rose
   
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